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Three Reported Killed In India-Pakistan Border Clashes

An Indian Border Security Force soldier keeps guard at the India-Pakistan border Chakri post, about 20 kilometers from Gurdaspur.

Two Pakistani civilians and an Indian soldier have been killed in cross-border firing in the disputed region of Kashmir, officials from the two sides say.

Pakistan's military said on October 24 that two civilians, including a 1-year-old baby, were killed in the village of Janglora, and seven others were injured in the overnight exchange of fire.

The Indian Army said a guard from India's Border Security Force was killed and another injured.

Both countries accused the other of resorting to unprovoked firing and shelling.

Tensions have been rising since India accused Pakistan-based militants of launching an assault on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir in early September that killed 18 soldiers.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947. Both claim the disputed Himalayan territory in its entirety and have fought two wars over it.

Based on reporting by Reuters, dpa, and Dawn