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Boy killed, 5 injured in cross-firing in Poonch

Boy killed, 5 injured in cross-firing in Poonch
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A nine-year-old boy was killed and five other civilians were injured in cross-firing along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir by firing and shelling, a police official said.

Indian troops fired in retaliation to silence the Pakistani guns and the exchange of fire between the two sides was continuing when last reports came in.

The deceased boy as Israr Ahmad of Karni sector.

The official said the heavy cross-border firing started around 0650 hours, triggering panic among border residents.

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