Pakistani soldier killed in Indian firing along LoC: Pakistan army

2020-09-27 13:25:54Xinhua Editor : Cheng Zizhuo ECNS App Download

Pakistan's army said that a Pakistani soldier was killed in Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region.

An army statement said Saturday night that the Indian army initiated "unprovoked ceasefire violation" in the Kotkotera sector along the LoC.

"Pakistan army responded befittingly to Indian provocation, causing substantial damage to Indian post in men and material," said the statement from the army's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations.

Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region. However, both sides routinely exchange fire and accuse each other of ceasefire violations.

Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian-controlled Kashmir in August 2019. Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India in response.

On Wednesday, Pakistan's army said that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in Indian forces' firing in the Dewa sector along the LoC.


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