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Five Civilians Killed, Drone 'Downed' Along India-Pakistan Border

Five civilians have been reported killed as India and Pakistan exchanged fire in the disputed region of Kashmir.

Pakistan accuses India of unprovoked firing across the de facto border in the Sialkot region on July 15 in which four civilians died and five others were injured.

India says one woman was killed and three other civilians wounded when Pakistani soldiers fired shells that exploded in the Pargwal area.

Pakistan's army also said it shot down an Indian “spy drone" in Kashmir.

Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador to hear a "strong protest over airspace violation," the AFP news agency reported.

Reports said India's army and air force denied that any of their drones had been shot down or crashed in Pakistan.

India and Pakistan often accuse each other of unprovoked firing along the disputed border.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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