On Tuesday August 14, two Pakistani soldiers were killed by the Indian Army during military operations in the Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. This clashes occurred a day after the Indian Army lost a soldier to ceasefire violations in the sector, and two days after a policeman was killed (four others wounded) in an encounter in Srinagar's Batamaloo district.
Jammu and Kashmir is the only Muslim-majority state in Hindu-majority India. After independence from colonial rule (August 1947), India and Pakistan fought a war over the region of Kashmir. An insurgency started in the Indian Kashmir Valley in the late 1980s.
As a reminder, some Western governments advise their citizens against travel to parts of Kashmir, notably areas along the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.
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