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Pakistan Warns India Against Full-Scale War Over Kashmir


Pakistani soldiers shift an injured victim from a passenger bus hit in cross-border shelling, at a military hospital in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, on November 23.

Pakistani soldiers shift an injured victim from a passenger bus hit in cross-border shelling, at a military hospital in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, on November 23.

Pakistani air force chief Marshal Sohail Aman has warned neighboring India against escalating the dispute over Kashmir, a contested Himalayan territory, into full-scale war.

Aman's warning on November 24 comes amid soaring tensions between the two countries over Kashmir.

"We are not worked about India at all, it is better if they show some restraint," Aman said.

He said that if India escalated the crisis, Pakistani troops would "know full well how to deal with them."

The Pakistani military said that Indian shelling killed at least 11 people on the Pakistani side on November 23, in the deadliest incident in weeks of border clashes.

An Indian military spokesman said Pakistan's army initiated "indiscriminate" fire on Indian Army posts nearby.

Pakistan and India have recently been trading fire across the line of control that divides Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed countries.

Tensions have intensified since militants attacked an Indian Army base in Kashmir in September.

India alleges the militants were supported by Pakistan, which Islamabad denies.

Based on reporting by AP and Dawn.com
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