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    Tensions along the border have been simmering ever since the armed forces of the two nations started exchanging fire in early 2019 after 40+ Indian troops were killed by a suicide bomber in Kashmir. India hit back by bombing alleged terror camps in Balakot, and Pakistan retaliated by launching an airstrike, shooting down an Indian fighter jet.

    The Pakistani Army claims that one person was killed and three others injured in cross-border fire by Indian troops in the Rakhchirkri and Khanjar sectors, close to Line of Control (LoC) on Friday. A Pakistan Army spokesperson said the country's forces retaliated, firing at Indian posts.

    The Pakistani Army claimed Indian troops targeted the civilian population with rockets and mortars.

    ​There was, however, no response from the Indian side.

    The long-existing tensions between the two south Asian countries further escalated after India withdrew the autonomy Jammu and Kashmir state in August 2019 and split it into two federally administered territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

    Since then, the troops of both countries have been engaged in frequent cross-border fighting in the disputed Kashmir region, which has long been a flashpoint between the nuclear-capable neighbours as both claim the entire territory as its own, while administering parts of it.

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