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Pakistan claims Indian fire kills 7 soldiers in Kashmir

  • FILE- In this Oct. 1, 2016 file photo, Pakistan army soldiers gather at a forward area post on the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India, in Tatta Pani, some 123 miles, 199 km, from Islamabad, Pakistan. On Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, Pakistan's army claimed that Indian troops opened fire across the LOC in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing at least 7 soldiers. India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over control of Kashmir, which is divided between the two countries and claimed in its entirety by both. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    FILE- In this Oct. 1, 2016 file photo, Pakistan army soldiers gather at a forward area post on the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India, in Tatta Pani, some 123 miles, 199 km, from Islamabad, Pakistan. On Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, Pakistan's army claimed that Indian troops opened fire across the LOC in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing at least 7 soldiers. India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over control of Kashmir, which is divided between the two countries and claimed in its entirety by both. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct, 1, 2016 file photo, Pakistan army soldiers take position at a forward area Bagsar post on the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India, in Bhimber, some 103 miles, 166 km, from Islamabad, Pakistan. On Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, Pakistan's army claimed that Indian troops opened fire across the LOC in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing at least 7 soldiers. India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over control of Kashmir, which is divided between the two countries and claimed in its entirety by both. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    FILE - In this Oct, 1, 2016 file photo, Pakistan army soldiers take position at a forward area Bagsar post on the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India, in Bhimber, some 103 miles, 166 km, from Islamabad, Pakistan. On Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, Pakistan's army claimed that Indian troops opened fire across the LOC in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing at least 7 soldiers. India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over control of Kashmir, which is divided between the two countries and claimed in its entirety by both. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan's army claims that Indian troops have opened fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing 7 soldiers.

A military statement says Pakistani troops were responding with heavy fire on Monday.

The nuclear arch-rivals have been trading cross-border fire and accusations since a September attack on an Indian military base, which Delhi blamed on a Pakistani militant group. Islamabad denied those charges.

India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over control of Kashmir, which is divided between the two countries and claimed in its entirety by both.