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Pakistani and Indian armies discuss clashes that killed 20 in the dispute region of Kashmir

An Indian boy walks inside his house damaged in the Oct. 7 firing between Indian and Pakistan at the border area of Treava village in Arnia sector, in Jammu, India, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Exchanges of fire are common along the tense and heavily guarded frontier, but this week's flare-up, which left more than 20 people dead, is the most serious violation yet of a 2003 cease-fire agreement. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

An Indian boy walks inside his house damaged in the Oct. 7 firing between Indian and Pakistan at the border area of Treava village in Arnia sector, in Jammu, India, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Exchanges of fire are common along the tense and heavily guarded frontier, but this week's flare-up, which left more than 20 people dead, is the most serious violation yet of a 2003 cease-fire agreement. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)  (The Associated Press)

Military officials in Pakistan say that country's armed forces have discussed with India recent clashes along the border with the Himalayan region of Kashmir that have killed 20 people in the past week.

Two military officials in Pakistan say the director of Pakistan army's military operations spoke with his Indian counterpart in a hotline call Tuesday. The officials say the Pakistani military director described the Indian fire as "unprovoked" and targeting civilians.

The officials declined to share India's response about the violence that started on Oct. 5 in Kashmir, which is divided between Pakistan and India.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to journalists.

Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir since gaining independence in 1947.