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Wednesday, May 26, 1999 Published at 16:52 GMT 17:52 UK

World: South Asia

India: Kashmir attacks will continue

India says it will continue air strikes against suspected militants in Indian-administered Kashmir for as long as necessary.

Pakistan has strongly condemned the attacks and called for a United Nations envoy to be sent to the region to help preserve peace and security.

It said it was trying to contain the situation.

India's action - the first such use of air power in more than twenty years - is concentrated in the northern Kargil region, where the Indian authorities say a large group of Pakistan-backed infiltrators are operating.

India insists that all the air action has been confined to its side of the ceasefire line, and it has denied the Pakistanis' accusations that a number of bombs fell on their side.

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