The Indian army Tuesday said Pakistani troops fired across their disputed frontier in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing three civilians.

Indian military spokesman Col. Brijesh Pandey said Pakistani forces fired mortars into the Uri sector on the Indian side of Kashmir.

A shell hit a house close to the military line dividing Kashmir between the countries, killing a man and two teenagers, including a girl, Pandey said.

There was no independent confirmation of the incident.

Indian troops did not retaliate and have accused Pakistan of violating a 2003 cease-fire accord.

Though the cease-fire has been holding, there have been isolated shooting incidents.

Since their independence from Britain in 1947, India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over control of Kashmir, a territory both claim in its entirety.