Pakistan denies killing Indian soldiers in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - The Pakistan army on Tuesday denied killing five Indian soldiers in an attack on a military post as reported by Indian officials.

"No Pakistani troops either crossed into India nor carried out any unprovoked firing. The Indian allegations are totally baseless," a military spokesman told AFP.

Indian officials earlier said Pakistani troops killed five Indian soldiers in an attack on a military post in Indian Kashmir.

"Pakistani troops simply attacked the Indian post, violating the ceasefire and they killed five of our soldiers," a senior army official in Indian-administered Kashmir told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Sources in the defence ministry in New Delhi confirmed the Monday night incident, which occurred just days after Pakistan proposed restarting peace talks with India.

The incident took place 200 kilometres south of the state capital, Srinagar.