8fa0c7e15c868210VgnVCM200000e66411acRCRDapproved/thenational/Articles/Migration/2009-Q3Unrest at Kashmir border kills five7fa0c7e15c868210VgnVCM200000e66411ac____Unrest at Kashmir border kills fiveFighting erupts in Kashmir a day after an Indian soldier was killed when Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions.<p>Indian troops have killed five militants trying to sneak into Indian-ruled Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed region, the army said Wednesday.
"The army has foiled an attempt by militants to infiltrate into Kashmir from across the Line of Control (LOC)," army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Uma Maheshwar said.
The heavily-militarised LOC divides Kashmir between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan who both claim the whole territory and have fought two wars over it.</p>
<p>"The militants were killed in (northern) Gurez sector during an operation that started late Tuesday and is still continuing (Wednesday)," Mr Maheshwar said.
The fighting erupted a day after an Indian soldier was killed when Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions across the LOC.
Pakistan denies Indian accusations of arming and funding the Islamic militants, who have been waging a rebellion in Indian Kashmir since 1989 that has left more than 47,000 people dead, according to an official tally.</p>
<p>They agreed to a ceasefire along the Line of Control border in 2003 and started a peace process in 2004. Since then there have been sporadic clashes, and both countries have accused each other of violating the ceasefire.