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Pakistan lodges protest over 'unprovoked' India attack

Published on Jan 7, 2013 10:13 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan lodged a formal protest with India on Monday over what it said was an unprovoked attack on a border post that killed one Pakistani soldier and wounded another.

Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire on Sunday along their disputed border in divided Kashmir, with each side blaming the other for the flare-up.

Pakistan said Indian troops crossed the de facto border known as the Line of Control and stormed a military post, an accusation denied by the Indian army.

Pakistan's foreign ministry said it had handed the Indian deputy high commissioner a "protest note on the unprovoked Indian attack".

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