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Pakistan Will Meet Indian Aggression in Kashmir with 'Most Fitting Response'

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FILE - Pakistan's Army Chief General Raheel Sharif. General Sharif said Thursday Pakistan wants good relations with all its neighbors, but no one should mistake its collective resolve to defend itself.

FILE - Pakistan's Army Chief General Raheel Sharif. General Sharif said Thursday Pakistan wants good relations with all its neighbors, but no one should mistake its collective resolve to defend itself.

Pakistan's army chief is warning India any military aggression in contested Kashmir will not go unpunished.

General Raheel Sharif said Thursday Pakistan wants good relations with all its neighbors, but no one should mistake its collective resolve to defend itself.

On the other side of the border, India said it had foiled an attack by suspected rebels near an army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir. All three attackers were killed, according to the army.

In a separate incident, the Indian army said at least one militant was killed in clashes between groups along the highly militarized Line of Control that divides Kashmir between Indian and Pakistani control.

Neither incident has been independently confirmed.

Pakistan army soldiers patrol at a forward area Bagsar post on the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India, in Bhimber, some 166 kilometers (103 miles) from Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 1, 2016.

Pakistan army soldiers patrol at a forward area Bagsar post on the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India, in Bhimber, some 166 kilometers (103 miles) from Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 1, 2016.

Mounting tensions between India and Pakistan over the contested region of Kashmir were sparked by a rebel attack last month that left 19 soldiers and four attackers dead at an Indian military base in Kashmir.

India later retaliated by conducting what they called "surgical strikes" to destroy "terrorist launching pads" in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Islamabad rejects India's account, citing routine cross-border fire instead.

The violence also comes amid some of the largest protests in Kashmir against Indian rule in recent years, which have killed more than 80 people.

An Indian Border Security Force soldier patrols near the India-Pakistan international border area at Gakhrial boder post in Akhnoor sector, about 48 kilometers from Jammu, India, Oct. 1, 2016.

An Indian Border Security Force soldier patrols near the India-Pakistan international border area at Gakhrial boder post in Akhnoor sector, about 48 kilometers from Jammu, India, Oct. 1, 2016.

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