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India-Pak bus, trade resume as tensions ebb

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 11:07 hrs

Srinagar: An official says India and Pakistan have resumed a bus service in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir near the area where their armies recently engaged in deadly skirmishes.

Indian Kashmir's home secretary Suresh Kumar says nearly 120 passengers from both sides of Kashmir crossed the transit point in the Poonch region on Monday.

The bus service as well as trade between Indian and Pakistani controlled portions of Kashmir in Poonch was suspended on Jan. 10 following the worst frontier violence in a decade.

However, another similar bus service at a different frontier crossing had continued unhindered.

Three Pakistani and two Indian soldiers were killed in the recent fighting. Both countries accused each other of starting the violence.

Kumar said trade between the two sides will also resume starting Tuesday.

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