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Indian army has mistakenly fired a missile into neighboring Pakistan, because of a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance.

Muslim-majority Pakistan and India which is predominantly Hindu have waged war against each other three times since independence from British rule in 1947, two of which have been fought in on the ownership of Kashmir.

India’s defense ministry says the mistake was made during a routine inspection of the country’s weapons on Wednesday.

The border between the two countries has a large military presence on both sides, and there have been frequent clashes between them, sometimes leading to fears of a nuclear war.

India has repeatedly accused Pakistan of backing insurgents which Islamabad has denied.

In 2019, India’s warplanes bombed a training camp in Pakistan, following a suicide bombing that killed at least 40 its soldiers, an attack which Pakistan militant group claimed.

 

AFP

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