Indian And Pakistani Soldiers Exchange Gunfire Along Border

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These days, most people think that if there’s going to be another global war, it’s likely to be sparked in places like Syria, Ukraine, or North Korea. However, everyone seems to be overlooking a longstanding border dispute between India and Pakistan, which is bubbling up once again between the two nuclear armed nations.

On Tuesday the Indian government claimed that Pakistan violated a cease-fire agreement in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (often referred to as simply Kashmir), an area which has been hotly contested between India, Pakistan, and China for decades. India claims that Pakistani soldiers ‘indiscriminately’ attacked several Indian army outposts in the town of Poonch with small arms fire and mortars.

According to a spokesman for India’s Ministry of Defence, Indian soldiers have been returning fire intermittently, though no casualties have been reported. 8,000 civilians have been evacuated from the area.

This marks the third time this summer that the Indian government has claimed that Pakistan violated the cease-fire agreement. On September 2nd, Pakistani soldiers fired on an Indian military outpost in the Akhnoor sector of Kashmir, and on August 14th, a 50-year-old woman was injured in an attack in Poonch.

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