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Border shootings leave at least one dead

Published:Sunday | January 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Indian villagers sit in the back of a vehicle as they flee their homes fearing firing from the Pakistan side of the border at Bainglad village in Samba sector, about 52 kilometres from Jammu, India, yesterday.

Pakistani and Indian border guards traded artillery fire along the disputed border region of Kashmir, killing two people and wounding eight, officials said yesterday. Both Pakistan and India blamed each other for starting the fire that began last Friday night.

In India, police officer Rajesh Kumar said Pakistani shelling in the Kathua sector killed a woman and wounded seven villagers. Up to late yesterday there were no reports of deaths from the Pakistan side.