U.S. urges India, Pakistan to avoid escalation in Kashmir dispute

September 29, 2016 7:18 PM

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U.S. urges India, Pakistan to avoid escalation in Kashmir dispute

WASHINGTON The White House urged India and Pakistan to avoid escalation in their dispute over Kashmir on Thursday after elite Indian troops crossed the line of control to attack militants in Pakistan-ruled Kashmir it said were preparing attacks on major cities.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said reports from the region indicated the Indian and Pakistani militaries had been in communication with one another "and we encourage continued discussions ... to avoid escalation."

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