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Kashmir: India Blames Pakistan After Attack Kills 17 Indian Soldiers

HeadlineSep 19, 2016

India’s government is accusing Pakistan of involvement in an attack that left 17 of its soldiers dead at an army base in Kashmir. Sunday morning’s attack came near the highly militarized “line of control” between Indian- and Pakistani-administered Kashmir. It was one of the deadliest attacks since the start of an armed insurgency began in 1989. Top Indian officials accused Pakistan of backing the attack and supporting terrorism in Kashmir—a claim Pakistan denied. Ram Madhav, the general secretary of India’s ruling BJP party, said the attacks would be heavily punished, writing on Facebook, “For one tooth, the complete jaw. Days of so-called strategic restraint are over.”

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