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India, Pakistan: Armies Exchange Heavy Fire Across Line of Control, Reports Say

1 MIN READOct 21, 2019 | 12:29 GMT

What Happened: The Indian military targeted four suspected "terror camps" in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir with heavy artillery fire on Oct. 20, The Hindu reported. Islamabad, meanwhile, accused New Delhi of unprovoked cease-fire violations and responded with fire against Indian positions.

Why It Matters: More frequent skirmishes across the Line of Control in Kashmir could escalate the simmering conflict between India and Pakistan, particularly after New Delhi ended Jammu and Kashmir's autonomous status.

Background: Although India and Pakistan occasionally exchange gunfire across the Line of Control, the use of heavy artillery remains rare.

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