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Indian Army Denies Soldiers Wounded Civilians in Pakistani Kashmir


The Indian army has denied Pakistani allegations that soldiers in Indian Kashmir fired across the de facto border into the Pakistani side of the divided region, wounding two civilians.

The Pakistani military says the incident occurred Tuesday at the Line of Control, and that the wounded were taken to a hospital.

But a spokesman for the Indian army said not a single shot was fired from Indian Kashmir and that there has been no violation of the cease-fire from the Indian side.

India and Pakistan agreed on a cease-fire along the tense Himalayan frontier in 2003. Violations have been rare.

Kashmir is in the grip of a 17-year-long insurgency that has claimed more than 45,000 lives. Several rebel groups are fighting for an independent Kashmir or its merger with Pakistan.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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