Pak Soldier Killed on LOC in Indian Fire

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RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Army soldier was killed on Tuesday in an exchange of fire along the Line of Control in Kashmir with the India’s Border Security Force (BSF).

“Sepoy Shams embraced martyrdom,” an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

“The 20-year-old sepoy was a resident of Shanglot village in Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan,” it said adding the incident took place in Bhattal sector.

Further, ISPR said, “Pakistani troops responded befittingly to Indian unprovoked firing.”

Just days after Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) agreed to stop ceasefire violations, Indian troops yet again violated the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening.

According to ISPR statement, Indian troops resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing in Nakial sector.

Both the countries had agreed on Saturday to restore ceasefire at the working boundary to save lives of innocent civilians. However, violations continue unabated.

The breakthrough came at the bi-annual meeting between Pakistan Rangers and Indian BSF, which was held under a ‘cordial atmosphere’ with both sides also agreeing to carryout joint investigations of future ceasefire violations.

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