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Pakistan accuses India of another deadly border attack

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 22 August 2013
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August 22, 2013

Pakistan's military has blamed Indian troops for killing a Pakistani soldier in the second such incident this week along their disputed border in Kashmir.

A Pakistani military statement said "unprovoked" firing resulted in the killing of the soldier on August 22 in the Rakhchakri sector near the Line of Control (LOC). That's the de facto border that divides the Himalayan region into Pakistani- and Indian-controlled sections.

There has been no official Indian reaction to the Pakistani accusations.

In an earlier incident this week, the Pakistani military claimed that a captain was killed by unprovoked Indian shelling on August 20 along the LOC.

Tensions have flared in recent weeks because of deadly cross-border shooting incidents between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

The two sides have blamed each other for the attacks.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP

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