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Kashmir border erupts in gunfire between India, Pakistan

An Indian policeman fires tear smoke shell on protesters during a clash in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.
An Indian policeman fires tear smoke shell on protesters during a clash in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

SRINAGAR, India – Indian and Pakistani troops are firing at each other along the border in divided Kashmir, as Indian troops are searching the site of a gun battle where an Indian paramilitary soldier was killed.

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An Indian army spokesman said Pakistani troops fired with provocation, using small arms and mortar shells in the Poonch sector of the Line of Control separating the Indian- and Pakistan-controlled parts of Kashmir.

A Pakistani army statement said its troops were responding to unprovoked firing by Indian soldiers on Monday.

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Both sides said the exchange of fire was continuing.

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Indian police said they were searching an Indian army camp that was attacked late Sunday by militants who fired grenades and guns and killed a soldier.