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India and Bangladesh clash over frontier fence

India charged Saturday that Bangladeshi security forces had started the latest border clash between the two countries over Indian work on a frontier fence. Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said that firing began from the Indian side and that Bangladeshi forces responded in self-defense. Dhaka said one of its troops was killed in the battle.

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An Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman said the Bangladeshi soldiers opened fire Friday to prevent workers from erecting the barbed-wire fence on the border. India says it needs the fencing to keep out illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.

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