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Pakistan accuses India of killing another soldier in Kashmir
Publication Date : 16-01-2013
The Pakistan military today said Indian troops killed one of its soldiers overnight in the latest in a series of alleged ceasefire violations in the disputed region of Kashmir.
It accused Indian troops of “unprovoked shooting” for about an hour late Tuesday in the Hot Spring and Jandrot sectors, spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said.
The latest casualty was deployed at Kundi Post on the Line of Control, a de facto border dividing the Himalayan territory between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
Bajwa said a commander overseeing military operations would be contacting his Indian counterpart today to “strongly protest".
The incident came hours after India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said there “cannot be business as usual” in Kashmir.
The Indian army yesterday accused Pakistani forces of breaching ceasefire agreement on three occasions after a meeting of generals from both sides to defuse tensions.
Both countries have denied initiating the attacks. The skirmishes, claims and counter-claims began January 6. Two other Pakistani soldiers and two Indian troops have reportedly died since then.