The execution of Mohammed Afzal Guru has agitated Indian-controlled Kashmir. He was convicted for involvement in an attack on India's Parliament; many Kashmiris think he was innocent.
India today executed Mohammad Afzal Guru, a convict in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament.
A Pakistani soldier was shot dead yesterday along the disputed Line of Control in Kashmir, making the past 10 days the deadliest period of cross border fighting in nearly a decade.
India's Army chief said today that his troops would honor a cease-fire in Kashmir, but that they would 'be aggressive and offensive in the face of provocation and fire' from Pakistan.
Analysts worry that recent violence along the line that divides disputed Kashmir could develop into the worst crisis in relations since the Mumbai attacks of 2008.
Though the recent India-Pakistan cross-border killings in Kashmir represent the most serious incursion since the 2003 cease-fire, both countries say they don't want further escalation.
Border skirmishes between India and Pakistan have grown unexpectedly hot in the past few days, prompting US comment.
The accusation of a border crossing resulting in military deaths is unusual in Kashmir, where a cease-fire has held between these two nuclear-armed rivals for a decade.
Government tallies in Indian-controlled Kashmir show a drop in violence, fueling more calls for a loosening of the military presence here.
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