An Indian soldier and five suspected militants have died in fighting in Kashmir, the army said Monday, just days after high-level talks with Pakistan were cancelled over tensions in the disputed territory.
Colonel Rajesh Kalia said two suspected rebels died Sunday when the army detected a group trying to cross the de facto border dividing Kashmir into Indian and Pakistani sectors. Three more suspected militants, and an Indian soldier, were killed Monday.
The incidents in northern Tangdhar area, near the heavily militarized Himalayan frontier dividing the nuclear-armed neighbors, could not be independently verified. Last week India abruptly cancelled a meeting with Pakistan, just 24 hours after agreeing to the rare encounter on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
High-level talks between India and Pakistan are rare and the meeting, between their foreign ministers, would have been the first for nearly three years. New Delhi said it cancelled the talks after the “brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan-based entities”.
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