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Pakistan's military denied on Friday India's complailnt that Pakistani soldiers fired at Indian positions in Kashmir in violation of a 14-month ceasefire.

India has accused Pakistani troops of firing twice this week across the border that divides Kashmir between the two nations. Neither incident caused casualties, and Indian troops did not retaliate, Indian officials said.

"Nobody opened fire from our side and there is no truth in such claims," Pakistani army spokesman Major-General Shaukat Sultan told the Associated Press on Friday.

He said Pakistani and Indian military commanders spoke by telephone on Thursday and agreed to work closely to lower tensions.

Gen. Sultan said the military did not know who was behind the incidents on Tuesday and Thursday.

"We respect the ceasefire and don't want tension with India," he said.

Before the November 2003 truce, Pakistani and Indian troops regularly fired at each other across the border, killing soldiers and civilians.

 

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