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14 Pakistanis Die in India Clash

September 08, 1997|Associated Press

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — Indian and Pakistani border guards exchanged heavy artillery fire across the divided Himalayan state of Kashmir, killing 14 Pakistani villagers and wounding 40 in two days of fighting, Pakistani military officials said Sunday.

Most of the injured were in serious condition, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. They said most casualties came from the village of Muzaffarabad and the Neelam Valley sector, which have been under heavy fire over the weekend.

There was no official comment in New Delhi. Indian newspapers reported that two Indian soldiers and three villagers were killed in the clash.

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