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Sept 30 (Reuters) - Indian officials said elite troops crossed into Pakistan-ruled Kashmir on Thursday and killed suspected militants preparing to infiltrate and carry out attacks on major cities, in a surprise raid that raised tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Pakistan said two of its soldiers were killed in exchanges of fire, but denied India had made any targeted strikes across the de facto frontier that runs through the disputed Himalayan territory.
Neither side's accounts could be independently verified. But the Indian announcement risks raising tensions between the arch rivals, which have seen a spike in hostilities in recent months.
The following is a selection of the latest Reuters stories on the topic:
EXCLUSIVES >After military raid, India looks at more ways to pressure Pakistan >Pakistani rebel chief says would welcome help from India >Kashmiris warn India its crackdown is turning some to militancy >India to speed up hydropower building on rivers flowing into Pak
LATEST NEWS >India says hits Pakistan-based militants, escalating tensions >Pakistan "completely rejects" Indian claim of cross-border strikes >India evacuates border villages after raid on militants in Pakistan >At United Nations, Pakistan flags rising tension with India >Pakistan captures Indian soldier along disputed border in Kashmir >Pakistan cinemas ban Indian films amid escalating Kashmir tension >U.S. urges India, Pakistan to avoid steps that escalate tensions >S.Asia summit uncertain as India, others pull out in snub to Pak >China urges Pakistan, India to solve issues over disputed Kashmir >Pakistan warns of "water war" with India if treaty violated EARLIER >India backs off major retaliation over Kashmir raid, for now >India begins campaign at United Nations to isolate Pakistan >India's Modi hits out at Pakistan after attack in Kashmir >Pak air force closes highway for drill amid India tension >Pakistan PM says world ignores South Asia tension at its peril GRAPHICS >India and Pakistan clashes in Kashmir tmsnrt.rs/2dbFF8o >Militant attack in Kashmir tmsnrt.rs/2cJmpzv (Compiled by Malini Menon in NEW DELHI)