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Indian troops kill Pakistani soldier in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD — Indian troops shot and killed a Pakistani soldier who crossed the makeshift border separating Indian- and Pakistani-held Kashmir, officials said Friday, in a development that threatened to upset the delicate cease-fire in a region claimed by both countries.

The shooting in Kashmir evoked similar episodes in January, in which three Pakistani soldiers and two Indian soldiers were killed. The deaths have ratcheted up tensions in an area where the two countries have long battled for dominance.

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A Pakistani military official initially told reporters in a text message Friday that the soldier was reported killed on Thursday night after he accidentally crossed the line of control that separates the Pakistani — and the Indian-held sides of Kashmir, but gave no details. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with protocol.

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