12:13 GMT08 July 2020
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    Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry summoned on Thursday Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale following the cross-border exchange of fire between the Indian and Pakistani military in the disputed region of Kashmir, ministry’s spokesman Mohammed Nafees Zakaria said.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, India's army director-general of military operations, said that India carried out strikes against suspected positions of terrorists in the disputed areas of Kashmir region under the Pakistani control.

    ​The exchange of fire started at 2:30 a. m. local time (21:30 GMT) and continued until 8 a.m, according to media reports. The shelling resulted in the death of two Pakistani soldiers, according to the Pakistani Inter-Services Public Relations.

    Kashmir has been disputed between India and Pakistan since partition of India in 1947. The two countries have gone through three wars over the region, but the conflict has not been resolved. The recent escalation of tensions is connected with the killing of Burhan Wani, the leader of a Kashmiri separatist group, outlawed in India, by Indian security forces this July.


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