Two killed in Indian firing from across LoC

Two civilians, including a 15-year-old boy, were killed in cross-LoC firing by the Indian troops in Azad Kashmir, officials said on Saturday.

The Foreign Office said in a statement that a 60-year-old civilian was killed and two others including a six-year-old were injured in firing by Indian soldiers.

Four civilians had died in the firing during the previous two days, the statement added.

Earlier this week Indian soldiers also killed five people, who they said were trying to infiltrate from Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Indian Army spokesman Colonel NN Joshi said one of their soldiers was killed on Saturday by Pakistani fire in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

The latest wave of violence this week has left at least 21 dead, including soldiers and civilians on both sides of the heavily-militarised Line of Control that divides the disputed Himalayan region.

Says recent statements emanating from India indicate New Delhi's frustration as coercive policies not working

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