Pakistan claims attack by Indian army

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 06, 2013 16:23 hrs

Pakistan has said Indian troops raided a military post in the Haji Pir sector of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, killing a soldier and injuring another.

The Indian Army however was reported as saying that it had responded to a "ceasefire violation" but did not cross the Line of Control.

The Indian firing was a retaliation to shelling from Pakistan´s side that destroyed a home on this side of the border, the army reportedly said.

Pakistan meanwhile said Indian troops had "physically raided a checkpost named Sawan Patra", killing one of its soldiers and severely injuring another.

Skirmishes in Kashmir are not uncommon between the two nuclear-armed neighbours who have fought three wars over the disputed territory since gaining independence.

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