Six people, including a Pakistani soldier, were killed in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as the Indian Army retaliated to ceasefire violation along the Line of Control by forces from the neighbouring country, the Dawn reported on Friday. A two-year-old child was also among those killed.

India media reports, however, said that six to seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in the firing.

At least 30 civilians and five soldiers were injured in the shelling. The casualties were reported from Neelum Valley, Nauseri sector in Muzaffarabad district and Reshian area in Leepa Valley, according to the Dawn.

Neelum Valley Deputy Commissioner Raja Mahmood Shahid said that at least 25 people from the area were injured in the cross-border firing. He added at least 15 houses were completely burnt, while 24 more were partially damaged.

Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations at several places along the LoC on Friday, said the Indian Army. Eleven people, including six civilians, four Indian Army soldiers and a Border Security Force sub inspector, were killed.

The Indian Army said that Pakistan used mortars and other weapons to target Dawar in Bandipora district, Keran in Kupwara district, Uri in Baramulla district and Naugam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. It added that Pakistan deliberately targeted civilian areas

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