Pakistani villagers call for ending border clashes

October 9, 2014 1:52 AM

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DHAMALA HAKIMWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Troops trading heavy fire between Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir have plunged civilians on both sides into grief with 16 villagers killed and dozens wounded, prompting many to question how two nations committed to a 2003 cease-fire could be targeting civilians while trading blame about who started shooting first.

Iram Shazadi was making breakfast for her family Monday when bullets started whizzing through her dusty Pakistani village of Dhamala Hakimwala — about half a kilometer (quarter mile) from the border with the Indian-administered portion of the disputed Himalayan region. A mortar shell fired by Indian...

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