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Indian cross-border fire kills three in Pakistan

MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Monday said that India killed three people including a policeman and wounded four others in cross-border firing Monday, at a time of heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

“A policeman, a man and a woman were killed when Indian troops opened fire across the border in Nakyal sector,” local official Zeeshan Nisar told AFP, adding four were wounded.

Nisar said three people were also wounded in the Neelum Valley by Indian troops.

Adnan Khursheed, another local official, confirmed the firing and casualties.

Separately, six people including two women were wounded in overnight cross-border firing in the Madarpur sector which also damaged 25 houses and three vehicles, local government official Chaudhry Altaf told AFP.

Officials in Nakyal sector say thousands of people have fled their homes due to the firing, though they were unable to confirm precise figures. More than 70 schools have also been closed in Nakyal and Goi sectors, authorities said. –AFP