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Pak firing leaves four troops dead in Kashmir

June 14, 2018 00:00:00

SRINAGAR, June 13 (AP): Indian and Pakistani forces fired along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir early Wednesday after Pakistani firing killed at least four Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured three others on border patrol, Indian officials said.

Pakistan denied initiating the firing, saying its soldiers only responded to the Indian "unprovoked" firing. Islamabad also summoned an Indian diplomat to protest a civilian's killing.

The nuclear-armed nations had recently agreed to stop trading fire along the volatile frontier and uphold a cease-fire accord dating back 15 years.

Indian border guards said Pakistani soldiers first targeted a soldier around midnight by a sniper fire as the Indian soldiers patrolled a border area in the Jammu region.

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