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'Peace Bridge' Between Indian, Pakistani Kashmirs Reopened

The so-called "peace bridge" linking Indian and Pakistani portions of Kashmir has been reopened after parts badly damaged in last month's earthquake were repaired.

An Indian army spokesman says the reopening has enabled faster delivery of relief supplies to villages on the Pakistani side that were flattened by the earthquake.

He said the final stretch of the road -- between the town of Uri in India and the Kaman Post crossing point on the military Line of Control -- was cleared Thursday.

Last month, India and Pakistan decided to open five check points along the de facto border, including at Kaman Post, to hasten relief efforts for quake victims.

As part of an ongoing peace process between the two arch-rivals, the highway was re-opened six months ago after nearly 60 years to relaunch a bus service connecting the two Kashmiri capitals, Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.