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Pakistan says Indian shelling kills 4 civilians in Kashmir

  • Pakistani villagers living at the Line of Control between Pakistan-Indian Kashmir, Chakoti, build concrete house in Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Pakistan's military says Indian shelling has targeted several villages in Kashmir, killing scores of civilians and wounding others. (AP Photo/Roshan Mughal)

    Pakistani villagers living at the Line of Control between Pakistan-Indian Kashmir, Chakoti, build concrete house in Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Pakistan's military says Indian shelling has targeted several villages in Kashmir, killing scores of civilians and wounding others. (AP Photo/Roshan Mughal)  (The Associated Press)

  • People carry an injured person to a local hospital in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Kashmir, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Artillery fire and shelling from India targeted several villages and struck a passenger bus near the dividing line in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing many civilians wounding more than a dozen others, the Pakistani military and officials said. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)

    People carry an injured person to a local hospital in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Kashmir, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Artillery fire and shelling from India targeted several villages and struck a passenger bus near the dividing line in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing many civilians wounding more than a dozen others, the Pakistani military and officials said. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani doctors treat a villager injured by Indian firing, at a local hospital in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Kashmir, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Artillery fire and shelling from India targeted several villages and struck a passenger bus near the dividing line in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing many civilians wounding more than a dozen others, the Pakistani military and officials said. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)

    Pakistani doctors treat a villager injured by Indian firing, at a local hospital in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Kashmir, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Artillery fire and shelling from India targeted several villages and struck a passenger bus near the dividing line in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing many civilians wounding more than a dozen others, the Pakistani military and officials said. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan says shelling from India has targeted a passenger bus in the disputed region of Kashmir, killing four civilians and wounding seven.

A local official, Waheed Khan, says the civilians were killed when an Indian artillery shell hit the bus in the Neelum Valley on Wednesday.

The Pakistani army says troops are firing back on Indian military positions. There has been no immediate comment from India.

Pakistan and India have been trading fire recently in the Himalayan region, which is divided between the two nuclear-armed neighbors and claimed by both in its entirety.

This week, at least 11 people were killed on both sides.

Tensions have intensified since militants attacked an Indian army base in Kashmir in September. India alleged the militants were supported by Pakistan, charges denied by Islamabad.