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Pakistani girl killed by Indian firing in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD -UNS: A five-year-old Pakistani girl was killed on Saturday after she was hit in the head by a bullet fired by Indian troops across the border in occupied Kashmir.

The incident took place in Polas village at Abbaspur sector on the Line of Control.

“A five-year-old girl was walking outside her house when a lone bullet fired by Indian troops pierced through her head,” local government official Tahir Mumtaz told AFP.

The girl was rushed to hospital but died on the way, he said, adding that villagers held a protest rally and condemned the firing on the day they were celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice.

Another government official Sardar Sajid confirmed the casualty.

Kashmir has been divided between Indian and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947.

There have since been repeated outbreaks of firing across the frontier, with both sides reporting deaths and injuries including of civilians.

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