In­dian troops fire on bus in Kash­mir, killing 10

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MUZAF­FARABAD, Pak­istan — In­dian troops fired on a Pak­istani pas­sen­ger bus in Kash­mir on Wed­nes­day, killing 10 civil­ians in one of the dead­li­est in­ci­dents in weeks of vi­o­lence in the dis­puted Hi­malayan re­gion, stok­ing ten­sions be­tween the nu­clear-armed ri­vals.

Pak­istan’s Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif called the shelling “naked ag­gres­sion,” and the gov­ern­ment sum­moned an In­dian diplo­mat to lodge a protest. The Pak­istani army con­tacted its In­dian coun­ter­part over a cri­sis hot­line, say­ing “we re­serve the right to re­spond at the place and time of our choos­ing.”

The Pak­istani mil­i­tary said it had al­ready fired back at In­dian po­si­tions, killing seven sol­diers.

The In­dian mil­i­tary said in a state­ment that Lt. Gen. Ran­bir Shah had spo­ken to his Pak­istani coun­ter­part and ex­pressed “grief.”

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