Troops fire across bor­der

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In­dian and Pak­istani troops fired at each other in dis­puted Kash­mir yes­ter­day, as In­dian troops searched an army camp else­where in the re­gion where sus­pected mil­i­tants killed an In­dian para­mil­i­tary soldier. The ex­change of gun­fire lasted about five hours and caused no ca­su­al­ties, ac­cord­ing to an In­dian army of­fi­cer who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity. The army said ear­lier that Pak­istani troops had fired with­out provo­ca­tion us­ing small arms and mor­tar shells in the Poonch sec­tor of the Line of Con­trol sep­a­rat­ing the In­dian and Pak­istani-con­trolled parts of Kash­mir. Pak­istan’s army said in a state­ment that its troops were re­spond­ing to un­pro­voked fir­ing by In­dian sol­diers. In Islamabad, Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif met with the lead­ers of all Pak­istani po­lit­i­cal par­ties to dis­cuss the on­go­ing clashes. “Our aim is to bring all po­lit­i­cal par­ties on one page,” Sharif’s aide and law­maker Talal Chaudhry said on Pak­istani TV chan­nels. “We want to send a mes­sage to the world that we’re one against any threat to the coun­try.”

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