Outraged India Says Pakistanis Beheaded Soldier
Tensions rise in Kashmir, but Pakistani officials call claim 'baseless'
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2013 7:14 AM CST
Indian army soldiers patrol near the line of control, the line that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.   (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

(Newser) – Things are again heating up in volatile Kashmir, where Indian officials charge that Pakistani army members slaughtered and mutilated two Indian soldiers, beheading one of them and taking the severed head with them. India says Pakistani army members fired over the Line of Control that divides the contested territory yesterday, killing the two soldiers in a "barbaric and inhuman mutilation." Pakistan dismisses the accusation as "baseless," and says it would welcome a UN inquiry, reports the BBC.

Pakistan is blasting India as trying to divert attention from an incident two days earlier in which Pakistan claims India crossed over the LoC and killed a Pakistani soldier. India is vowing a "proportionate" response.

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Jan 9, 2013 8:02 PM CST
send in the drug cartel they will take care of this fast!
Jan 9, 2013 10:50 AM CST
ROF LMFAO! crying, they have no idea how bad it will be if India ever chooses to let go & hammer them.
Jan 9, 2013 8:12 AM CST
I was completely unaware that since the last arranged settlement these "patrols" were still going on. One thing is for sure, our USA supports India and patronizes Pakistan. If that is the case and these small-time assaults continue to occur, shouldn't the UN step in to figure a solution? A left-behind beheaded corpse of a soldier is quite a factor to consider, I doubt that India would make-up or embellish the fact. Packistan welcomes an investigation but that sounds crass when the missing head of the decapitated soldier becomes a "search-and-find-it" legal game. The response of Pakistan sounds more than suspect in its protective stature. Not "we are investigating" but "we welcome you to try and find something".