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India summons Pakistan envoy over killing of 2 soldiers

A top Indian diplomat has summoned Pakistan's ambassador to demand that Islamabad take action against soldiers and officers responsible for the killing and mutilation of two Indian soldiers.

The Indian army said the soldiers were killed and mutilated Monday in an ambush by Pakistani soldiers along the highly militarized de-facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Pakistan denies any such attack, calling the Indian claims false.

According to India's External Affairs spokesman Gopal Baglay, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar conveyed to Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit "outrage at the killing and the barbaric act of mutilation" of the soldiers.