|Published : 17 Oct 2016, 19:13:41|
Indian soldier killed in Kashmir
An Indian soldier has been killed in Pakistani firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police say.
The soldier, identified as Sudesh Kumar of 6 Rajput Regiment, was killed in sniper firing on the LoC in Tarkundi area of Rajouri on Sunday evening, police said.
The Pakistani army had earlier on Sunday opened 'unprovoked' firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Rajouri district in the morning, officials said.
"Pakistan Army violated ceasefire in Naushera sector of the LoC using small arms. Our troops have responded befittingly using same calibre weapons," said defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta.
"Firing exchanges stopped at 8am," he added, according to a news agency. – bz