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Indian army soldiers run at an encounter site in Kashmir. – File photo by Reuters
Indian army soldiers run at an encounter site in Kashmir. – File photo by Reuters

MUZAFFARABAD: Cross-border fire from Indian troops killed a man and wounded three other civilians in two Pakistani villages, local officials said on Monday.

The shooting was reported along the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border that separates Indian and Pakistani-administered zones in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

“A civilian was killed and three others, two women and one man, were wounded in firing by Indian troops in Madarpur village on the LoC late Sunday,” local government official Sardar Khalil Ahmed told AFP.

A house in the Pakistani village of Battal also caught fire after shells exploded and investigators have been sent to assess further damage in the remote mountainous area, he added.

Local police station chief Sardar Farooq confirmed the incident and casualties.