Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed

Relatives and neighbors of Suhail Ahmed Sofi shout slogans during his funeral procession in Narbal some 15 Kilometers (10 miles) North of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody. In an unusual move for law enforcement in Kashmir, police quickly opened a case for murder and began investigating the boy’s death. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Kashmir attacks: Indian troops and civilians killed

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard outside the site of an attack, at a police station in Hiranagar,

The first attack was on a police station in which four policemen were killed

26 Sept, 2013 (BBC) Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have shot dead three men who stormed a police station and an army camp, killing at least 10 people.

The gunmen were wearing Indian army uniforms when the attacked the station in Kathua district and the base in Samba district, said police.

Kashmir has seen an armed insurgency against Indian rule since 1989.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described the attack as barbaric, but said it would not derail peace efforts.

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Pakistan accuses India of shelling as Kashmir tension simmers

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol next to a stream near the Line of Control (LoC), a ceasefire line dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, at Sabjiyan sector of Poonch district, August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol next to a stream near the Line of Control (LoC), a ceasefire line dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, at Sabjiyan sector of Poonch district, August 8, 2013.   REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

(Reuters) – Pakistan accused Indian troops of firing shells across the disputed border in Kashmir on Monday and tensions ran high in both countries after last week’s killing of Indian soldiers set off a wave of skirmishes between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

Clashes flared along the 740-km (445-mile) Line of Control that divides Kashmir on August 6 when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed in the Poonch region. New Delhi blamed the attack on the Pakistan army. Islamabad denied involvement.

While tit-for-tat shelling and machinegun fire are common along the LoC the current round of fighting is one of the most intense since a ceasefire signed in 2003. It has been linked to protests in both countries and rowdy scenes in India’s parliament. Under pressure from opposition politicians, the government has hinted at retaliation.

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