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Pakistan says it shot down two Indian jets as Kashmir border crisis deepens

New Delhi, India (CNN)Pakistan says its air force shot down two Indian fighter jets over the disputed border region of Kashmir, in a significant escalation of the crisis between the two nuclear-armed powers.India confirmed the loss of one plane and said it shot down a Pakistani jet as it responded to the incident.The confrontation came a day after India said it launched airstrikes in Pakistan territory in the first such incursion by Indian Air Force planes since the India-Pakistan war of 1971.Pakistan's chief military spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, claimed two Indian jets were downed in Wednesday's operation. One fell inside Pakistan-administered Kashmir, while another went down in the Indian-administered region of Kashmir, he said o ...