Three children were killed and three others injured Saturday when mortar shells fired by Indian forces hit a village along the Line of Control (LOC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, officials said.
"Two girls and their brother died when mortar shells fired by Indian troops hit their house in Kotli district along the Line of Control (LOC)," Raja Arif Mehmodd, a local administration official, told AFP.
He said the eldest girl was aged 10 and the youngest girl aged five.
"All belonged to the same family," he added.
Meanwhile, the Pakistani military said Pakistan and Indian border troops exchanged fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in two other sectors on Saturday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
"Indian troops resort to unprovoked firing in Tander and Baroh areas of Bhimber sector today," said a statement issued by the military adding that no loss of life was reported in the latest exchange of fire.
On Friday, Pakistan's navy said it had pushed an Indian submarine away from Pakistani waters, as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals continue to smoulder over unrest in the disputed Kashmir region.
Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947. Both claim the Himalayan territory in full and have fought two wars over the mountainous region.
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