MUZAFFARABAD - An explosive device resembling a toy killed one teenager and wounded another in Azad Kashmir close to the Line of Control with India, police said Friday.

The boys were herding cattle in Neelum Valley, near the Line of Control, the de facto border, on Thursday when they hit a ‘toy bomb’ police said.

"A 13-year-old boy was killed and another was wounded when they hit a toy bomb left in the grazing area by unknown people," said local police station chief Manzoor Hussain.

A government official Abdul Hameed Kayani confirmed the incident and casualty.

In February, two children were killed after picking up an explosive device that they thought was a toy.

Unexploded ordnance is often found in the border areas of Azad Kashmir, as India and Pakistan regularly trade artillery fire.

Kashmir has been divided between Pakistan and India since the two countries won independence from Britain in 1947.

The nuclear-armed neighbours, who have fought two wars over Kashmir, have traded blame for the upsurge in firing and shelling in recent months.

On Tuesday four civilians were killed during heavy exchanges of fire by Indian and Pakistani troops across their border in southern Kashmir.