Three Indian soldiers injured in Pakistani firing

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Jammu: Three Army jawans were on Wednesday injured as Pakistani troops fired from automatic weapons and shelled mortars at forward posts and villages along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

On Tuesday, an Army jawan was killed in what the officials had said was unprovoked small arms firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistani troops in Poonch's Krishna Ghati sector. Resultantly his two children have embraced martyrdom.

Earlier, Indian forces subjected to ceasefire violations in Rukh Chakri and Rawalakot Sectors on September 30 and October 2, resulting in the killings of three civilians and injuries to five others, including a woman.

"A brother and a sister were killed and two other women were wounded in firing by Indian troops", local government official Qaiser Aurangzeb said.

The Indian army retaliated the Pak attack and firing was going on till reports last came in on Wednesday afternoon.

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Kashmiri resistance groups in Jammu Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence, or for unification with neighboring Pakistan.

Muslim-majority Kashmir has been divided between Pakistan and India since the end of British colonial rule in 1947, but both claim the territory in full.

More than 70,000 people have reportedly been killed in the conflict since 1989.

Since 1989, over a dozen rebel groups have fought almost half-a-million Indian troops stationed in the territory, demanding independence or a merger of the former Himalayan kingdom with Pakistan.