Pakistani officials say Indian fire kills 2 near Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistani security officials say "unprovoked" Indian gunfire and shelling has killed at least two civilians near the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

The officials said Monday that another 14 people were wounded in the incident the night before near Sialkot, a city in the eastern Punjab province. They say Pakistani forces responded, and hundreds of residents have fled the exchange of fire.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

Skirmishes between Pakistani and Indian border guards are common, with each side routinely blaming the other. Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over the disputed Kashmir region. Each controls part of Kashmir but both nations claim it in its entirety.