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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 26 March 2019

Pakistan recalls ambassador from New Delhi amid growing Kashmir tensions

The action comes after 44 Indian soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber in Kashmir

 At least 44 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed in a car bombing claimed by the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed in south Kashmir's Pulwama district last week. EPA
 At least 44 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed in a car bombing claimed by the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed in south Kashmir's Pulwama district last week. EPA

Pakistan recalled its ambassador to India on Monday, as tensions between the two countries heightened over Kashmir.

"We have called back our High Commissioner in India for consultations. He left New Delhi this morning," Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Twitter.

India recalled its ambassador to Pakistan last week to discuss Pakistan relations in the wake of a suicide bombing in the disputed Kashmir region that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police.

New Delhi says Pakistan had a hand in the attack, which Islamabad denies.

Dozens of soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a bus carrying security forces.

The bus was a part of a convoy carrying more than 2,500 personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force.

On Monday it was reported four Indian soldiers and two militants were killed in a gun battle in Kashmir.

Updated: February 18, 2019 11:55 AM

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