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.