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India accuses Pakistan on Kashmir

Pakistani soldiers on the LoC
Tension is rising along the Loc

India has accused Pakistan of again violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides the two armies in Kashmir.

A defence spokesman said Pakistani troops fired towards Indian positions across the LoC in Nowgam sector on Wednesday afternoon.

He said Indian troops hadnot retaliated but instead were negotiating with their Pakistani counterparts.

Pakistan's military denied the claims, saying no firing had taken place.

Both countries accused each other on Tuesday of breaching the ceasefire in Kashmir.

Firing between the two armies went on for hours along the LoC after erupting on Monday - India said one of its soldiers was killed.

The two sides met on Tuesday to discuss the clash - one of the most serious since the 2003 truce was agreed.

India and Pakistan claim the disputed region in its entirety and have gone to war over it twice since independence.

Militants have been fighting Indian rule in Kashmir since 1989 at a cost of more than 60,000 lives.


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