"We want to see the tensions reduced, we want to see the two countries bilaterally work their way through this," State Department Spokesperson John Kirby told reporters.
    
"Violence, such as we've seen press reports today, certainly do not contribute to security along that border and in that region," Kirby said, adding that US Secretary of State John Kerry has been following this very closely.
    
There have been a series of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan which has resorted to mortar shelling of Indian areas over the past two days.

India has responded in kind and both sides have said they had suffered casualties. Pakistan recently claimed to have downed a "spy drone" belonging to Indian security forces.

India has rubbished the allegations, saying the drone appeared to be of Chinese design and is commercially available off the shelf.

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