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Shelling in Kashmir Kills 7 as Pakistan & India Appear to Ease Tensions

HeadlineMar 04, 2019

As tensions between India and Pakistan appeared to stabilize over the weekend, ground fighting on Friday and Saturday killed at least five civilians and two soldiers in the disputed, Indian-administered region of Kashmir, according to local reports. Some residents of Pakistani border towns in the line of fire fled heavy shelling in the area, seeking safety in nearby makeshift shelters.

On Friday, the pilot of a downed Indian aircraft was released by Pakistan in an effort to ease tensions between the two nuclear powers, after India carried out airstrikes inside Pakistan Tuesday for the first time since 1971.

Pakistan resumed some flights over the weekend after temporarily shutting down its airspace last week, with a full resumption of flights expected from today.

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