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Pakistan accuses India of deadly cross-border raid

/ 02:10 PM January 06, 2013

ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani military is accusing forces from neighboring India of crossing the boundary between the two sides’ forces in Kashmir and attacking a Pakistani border post, killing a soldier.

The military’s public relations office said in a statement Sunday that another Pakistani soldier was critically wounded in the incident early Sunday.

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They said troops are still exchanging gunfire in the area.

They said the raid crossed the “line of control” dividing the Indian and Pakistani sides of Kashmir, a flashpoint of violence between these two neighbors for decades.

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Both claim the region as their own.

A 2003 cease-fire ended the most recent round of fighting.

Each side occasionally accuses the other of violating it by lobbing mortars or shooting across the LOC, but accusations of cross-border raids are rare.

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