India, Pakistan trade fire along Line of Control

(VOVWORLD) - Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy fire on Monday on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, which is controlled by India. 
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Indian troops patrol in central Kashmir Ganderbal district (Photo: AFP/ VNA) 

According to Indian police, a ten-year-old boy and teenage girl have died, and 5 other civilians were injured as Pakistani troops opened fire and lobbed mortars at dozens of villages and posts in Kerni.

The Line of Control (LoC) is the border that separates parts of Kashmir in the Himalayas held by India and Pakistan, but they both claim sovereignty over the area. Despite a ceasefire agreement in 2003, conflicts between the two countries continue to occur and both sides blame each other for violating the agreement.