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Pakistani soldier killed by ‘unprovoked’ cross-border fire from India – Islamabad

Pakistani soldier killed by ‘unprovoked’ cross-border fire from India  –  Islamabad


The Pakistani Army accused India of shelling its outposts along the Line of Control (LoC) and said one of its soldiers died during the exchange of fire. New Delhi says its forces retaliated after Pakistani troops attacked first. According to Islamabad, Indian troops struck its positions with rockets and mortar fire at several locations in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir on Saturday. The Pakistani Army said it responded to “unprovoked ceasefire violation” and retaliated, hitting Indian outposts and “causing casualties.” One Pakistani soldier was killed and four locals were injured, including two young girls, the army said. New Delhi claimed that Pakistan opened fire first, shelling the Mendhar area on the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir and targeting Indian outposts with mortars and small arms. Indian troops then retaliated to suppress the fire coming from the Pakistani side, the army’s spokesperson said. India did not report…
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