ISLAMABAD: Unprovoked firing from the Indian side on the Line of Control (LoC) near Rawalkot killed one Pakistani solider and critically injured another, Express News reported on Saturday.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the incident took place at 10:30am and there was no evident reason for the firing.
Asim Iqbal, the soldier who died due to the firing incident, was a resident of a village near Rawalpindi.
Naik Muhammad Khan, the soldier who is critically injured will undergo treatment.
A statement from the foreign office in Islamabad read that Pakistan strongly condemned the firing, stating it is unfortunate that such an incident should have taken place at a time when the two governments are making sincere efforts toward improving relations for resolving mutual disputes.
Pakistan government has called upon the Indian government to conduct a thorough investigation into this incident and ensure that such occurrences did not take place.
A statement by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated that Indian border security forces had resorted to unprovoked firing on the working boundary near Sialkot on Saturday evening.
The statement said that no loss of life had been reported.
Pakistan troops responded effectively to Indian firing, it said.
This is not the first instance of unprovoked hostility from the Indian army.
On June 18, Indian troops opened fire on a small village in Kotli town along the LoC, injuring a 65-year old woman.
On June 19, a Pakistani girl was killed when Indian troops opened fire across the de facto border that divides disputed Kashmir.
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