Pakistan, India try to defuse tensions after fire exchanges

October 4, 2016 9:41 AM

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ISLAMABAD – Officials in Islamabad say Pakistan and India are trying to de-escalate border tensions after their troops exchanged several rounds of gunfire over the last week in the disputed Kashmir region.

The officials said Tuesday that Pakistani adviser Nasser Khan Janjua spoke with India's security adviser Ajit Doval by phone briefly on Monday, discussing ways to restore calm.

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