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Ceasefire violation: Pakistan says attack is not 'unprovoked'


Suhasini Haidar,CNN-IBN
Jan 09, 2013 at 03:08pm IST

Lahore: Pakistan on Wednesday rejected India's claims that Pakistani troops raided across the Line of Control and ambushed an Indian Army patrol party, killing two Indian soldiers. The Pakistani Army dismissed India's charge as 'propaganda'. Pakistan military officials denied that the attack had been unprovoked.

While it is unclear if that denial includes the possible mutilation of Indian soldiers, it is speculated that this could be related to previous incidents in the last few days in the Uri district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan has claimed that one Pakistani solider was killed from firing in the Indian side. Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan was summoned by the foreign office and a formal protest lodged by Pakistan over the incident.

In view of the escalating tensions, the Indian Army has been maintaining that there has been an escalation in ceasefire violation in the past few weeks - more than 12 is what they are counting.

Ceasefires have been held between India and Pakistan for the past nine years. It is also being speculated whether this incident could infact trigger the end of one of the most durable CBMs between the two countries.

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