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Indian and Pakistani border guards exchange gunfire in Kashmir, 2 Indian civilians killed

  • Pakistani women mourn the death of a family member reportedly killed by Indian shelling at a border town of Kanganpur near Sialkot, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.  Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving many civilians dead and another wounded, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Shahid Ikram)

    Pakistani women mourn the death of a family member reportedly killed by Indian shelling at a border town of Kanganpur near Sialkot, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving many civilians dead and another wounded, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Shahid Ikram)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani villagers attend a funeral of a man reportedly killed by Indian shelling at a border town of Kanganpur near Sialkot, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving many civilians dead and another wounded, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Shahid Ikram)

    Pakistani villagers attend a funeral of a man reportedly killed by Indian shelling at a border town of Kanganpur near Sialkot, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving many civilians dead and another wounded, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Shahid Ikram)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Pakistani villager shows a remain of a morter landed at his house in border town of Kanganpur near Sialkot, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.  Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving many civilians dead and another wounded, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Shahid Ikram)

    A Pakistani villager shows a remain of a morter landed at his house in border town of Kanganpur near Sialkot, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving many civilians dead and another wounded, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Shahid Ikram)  (The Associated Press)

Indian and Pakistani border guards have traded gunfire overnight in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving two Indian civilians dead and another 16 wounded.

Simrandeep Singh, a local administrator, accused the Pakistani guards of unprovoked firing of small arms and mortars across the border in the R.S. Pura sector on Thursday night. The Indian border guards returned fire, he said Thursday.

There was no immediate comment by the Pakistani side.

A cease-fire on the border has largely held between the countries since 2003, but gunbattles and border skirmishes are fairly common.

Tension has mounted between the countries since they called off talks between their national security advisers earlier this week following a dispute over the agenda for the meeting.