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India and Pakistan traded gunfire and accusations Saturday, each blaming the other for an attack along their disputed Kashmir border that left as many as 10 people dead and villagers scurrying for safety.

The head of the Indian army's northern command, Maj. Gen. P.P.S. Bindra, said seven Pakistani soldiers were shot dead when they attacked an Indian army post in the Himalayan territory. He said two Indian soldiers and an Indian civilian also were killed. But Pakistan said it was the Indians who crossed the disputed Kashmir border and attacked a Pakistani post.

India and Pakistan both control parts of the northern frontier region of Kashmir, which both nations claim is theirs.

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