In fresh tension along Line of Control (LoC), the defacto border between India and Pakistan in Indian Kashmir, Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged heavy fire on Saturday. Pakistan army said one of its soldier was killed in the ‘unprovoked’ Indian firing.
New Delhi, July 27/Nationalturk – Indian and Pakistani troops Saturday reportedly exchanged heavy fire along Line of Control (LoC), the defacto border between the two nations in Indian administered Kashmir, on Saturday. Pakistan army said one of its soldier was killed in the ‘unprovoked’ Indian firing.
“Pakistan troops targeted Indian posts by using heavy machine guns and firing rocket projectile grenades (RPGs) along LoC in Doda Battalion forward area in Poonch district since early hours today,” a senior army officer said.
He said Indian soldiers also returned the fire. “The heavy exchange of fire between the two sides is going on from five hours”.
The official said there was no loss or injury to Indian side in the firing.
Sources said army has rushed more troops to the Shahpur area, where Indian and Pakistani soldiers are exchanging heavy fire.
‘Indian army opened unprovoked firing, violated ceasefire’
Pakistan army said in Islamabad that one of its soldier was killed and another critically injured in ‘unprovoked’ firing by Indian troops.
“The incident took place on Rawlakot’s Nezapir sector near the LoC at about 10:30 am. Soldier Asim Iqbal was killed and another Naik Mohammad Khan critically wounded in the Indian firing,” Pakistan’s army spokesman said. .
He said Indian army opened unprovoked firing and violated ceasefire along Line of Control (LoC).
India and Pakistan regularly accuse each other of violating a ceasefire along the LoC, which has largely held since 2003.
Border tension spiked between New Delhi and Islamabad early this year when a total of six soldiers were killed in exchanges along the de facto border in Kashmir. Three Indian and Pakistani soldiers were killed. Indian army had alleged that one of it soldier was beheaded by Pakistani soldiers, a charge denied by Islamabad.
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