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India, Pakistan Open Border in Kashmir


India and Pakistan have opened a third crossing at the Line of Control that divides Kashmir to provide aid to victims of last month's devastating earthquake.

Officials from the two countries opened the river crossing Saturday to allow passage of relief goods in both directions.

Earlier this week India delayed opening the third crossing because it said the Pakistani army had not completed work on a border bridge. But Pakistani spokesman disputed the claim, saying his side was ready to open.

The two nations agreed last month to open five border crossings in Kashmir to facilitate aid flow and to allow quake survivors to reunite with family members on the other side.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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