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India, Pakistan resume shelling in Kashmir; 3 killed 

 International Desk  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:19 AM, 2 March 2019  

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Two siblings and their mother have been killed in cross-border shelling between Indian and Pakistani soldiers in disputed Kashmir, officials said on Saturday.

Indian police say the three died overnight after a shell fired by Pakistani soldiers hit their home in Poonch region near the so-called Line of Control (LoC) that divides the Himalayan territory of Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

Indian army says its soldiers responded.

Tensions have been running high since Indian aircraft crossed into Pakistan on Tuesday, carrying out what India called a pre-emptive strike against militants blamed for a February 14 suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 Indian troops.

Pakistan retaliated, shooting down a MiG-21 fighter jet Wednesday and its pilot, who was returned to India on Friday in a peace gesture. - Fox News 

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