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February 15, 2013

Indian Troops Kill Pakistani Soldier in Kashmir

by VOA News

India says its troops have shot dead a Pakistani soldier along the de facto border in the disputed Kashmir region.

Officials say the soldier was killed in a firefight Thursday when he crossed the Line of Control, a military line that divides the region.

India is expected to return the soldier's remains to Pakistan Friday.

Last month, three Pakistani and two Indian soldiers were killed in an flare-up along the Line of Control.

The South Asian neighbors have fought two wars over Kashmir since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.  India and Pakistan both claim the region in full.

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