UN says no complaint received over Kashmir 'beheading'
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The United Nations on Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to ease new tensions over disputed Kashmir through dialogue and said no complaint has been made about a clash in which India alleged that one of its soldiers was beheaded.
The UN observer force in Kashmir is however investigating an incident in which Pakistan said one of its soldiers was killed, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York.
Tensions have blown up along the Line of Control, the de facto border in Kashmir, over the past week with the two incidents drawing angry protests from the two sides who have disputed control of the Himalayan region for more than six decades.
India has said Pakistan soldiers beheaded an Indian soldier during a clash Tuesday in which two troops were killed. On Sunday, Pakistan said one of its soldiers was killed.