India says soldiers killed by Pakistani troops in Kashmir

JAMMU, India Tue Jan 8, 2013 7:17pm IST

India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the fenced border with Pakistan near Jammu February 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files

India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the fenced border with Pakistan near Jammu February 25, 2010.

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JAMMU, India (Reuters) - Two Indian soldiers killed on the Indian side of the Line of Control dividing Kashmir on Tuesday were fired upon by Pakistani troops, an Indian military spokesman said.

The incident was "a significant escalation ... of ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts supported by the Pakistan Army," said Rajesh K. Kalia, spokesman for the Indian army's Northern Command.

An Indian foreign ministry spokesman referred queries to the military.

(Reporting by John Chalmers)

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