WORLD IN BRIEF : INDIA : Artillery Battle Erupts in Kashmir

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Indian and Pakistani forces are fighting a fierce artillery duel in the disputed Kashmir region, Indian Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh said. He told Parliament that the directors general of military operations from the two countries were meeting to cool the situation. Tensions along the border have increased since January, when a secessionist campaign by Muslim militants in Indian-ruled Kashmir erupted into violence.

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