BREAKING: India 'fires mortar BOMBS into Pakistan killing civilians'

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India said it launched an air strike inside Pakistan and that its warplanes killed “a very large number” of fighters at a militant training camp, raising the risk of conflict between the nuke-armed neighbours. 

Pakistan denied there had been casualties, but warned it would respond to Indian aggression. 

Meanwhile, Pakistani Police official Mohammad Altaf said six people – some of whom ere children – were killed in Kotli village in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday morning. 

Both Pakistani and Indian troops are stationed across the region and occasionally exchange fire. 

Tensions have been elevated since a suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based militant in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on Feb 14, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically on Tuesday when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base. 

The attack targeted the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant, the group that claimed credit for the suicide attack. But while India said a large number of JeM fighters had been killed, Pakistani officials said the air was a failure and inflicted no casualties. 

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