6 Jan 2013

India and Pakistan skirmish on Kashmir border

8:39 pm on 6 January 2013

The Pakistani military says Indian troops have attacked an army post in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, killing one soldier and wounding another.

They say troops are still exchanging gunfire in the area.

The BBC reports a spokesperson for the Indian army accused Pakistan of firing mortar shells into Indian territory.

Kashmir is claimed by both nations in its entirety and has been a flashpoint between them for more than 60 years.

Exchanges are not uncommon but rarely result in fatalities.