Pakistan protests Indian killing of soldier on Kashmir border

Indian forces fired across a ceasefire line on the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani military said.

Pakistan protests Indian killing of soldier on Kashmir border

Indian forces fired across a ceasefire line on the disputed Kashmir region on Tuesday, killing a Pakistani soldier and wounding one, the Pakistani military said.

The incident in Rawalakot sector in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir is the latest in a spate of border skirmishes in recent weeks that has raised tension.

"It was an unprovoked firing," a Pakistani military spokesman said.

Pakistan had lodged a protest with India and called for an immediate meeting of military commanders in the area, he said.

Indian army official, who asked to remain unnamedsaid its soldiers were "fired upon" by rockets and machine guns from the Pakistani side for more than an hour before they retaliated.



Reuters



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