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Troops trade fire on LoC

January 23, 2002

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JAMMU, Jan 22: Indian and Pakistani forces traded fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, breaking a lull that lasted several days, Indian police said on Tuesday.

The exchange of fire began late on Monday and ended on Tuesday morning. The police said three people died overnight in the Indian-held Kashmir on Monday.

A Pakistani man was seriously wounded when Indian forces opened fire across the border into his village, Pakistani army officials said on Tuesday.

The man was wounded by Indian machinegun fire into Kachi Mand village late on Monday, officials said. The village is less than a kilometre from the border and 30km north of Sialkot.—Reuters