Pakistani and Indian Troops Exchange Fire at Kashmir Border

De-facto border remains disputed


(Reuters) - Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire across their frontier in Kashmir and, in a sign of increased tension, skipped their custom of exchanging sweets to mark the nuclear-armed rivals' independence days.

Shelling and firing has flared along the disputed region's de-facto border since August 6, when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed in a remote Himalayan district. India blamed the Pakistan army for the attack. Islamabad has denied any involvement.