Indian firing on LoC kills Pakistani soldier

The incident occurred at 11:50am in the Rakh Chakri area close to Rawala Koth. The soldier was identified as Habib.


Web Desk August 22, 2013
Sepoy Habib was killed as a resulty of the Indian firing. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

RAKH CHAKRI: A Pakistani soldier was killed as a result of Indian firing along the Line of Control on Thursday, Express News reported.

The Inter Services Public Relations said the incident occurred at 11:50am in the Rakh Chakri area close to Rawla Koth. The soldier was identified as Sepoy Habib.

This incident followed the resolution against the unprovoked firing from the Indian army on the Line of Control that was passed in a session of the National Assembly earlier today.

This is the second time this week that the Indian army has started firing without provocation.

An officer was killed and a soldier was wounded by Indian firing along the disputed border in Kashmir on Tuesday in the Batal, Nakyal areas near Skardu.

The Pakistani army retaliated by firing as well. The exchange of bullets continued until 2am on Wednesday.


The Indian Army also violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control on Sunday, shelling civilian areas on the Pakistani side of the ceasefire line, according to residents and military sources.


Residents said the shelling from the Indian side had cut off villages in the Nakyal sector, leading to food and medicine shortages in the area. They added that they were also unable to shift the injured to Kotli for treatment.

Cross border violations from the Indian side had earlier injured three people in the locality.

Tension has been running high along one of the world's most militarised borders in Kashmir since August 6 when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed while on a patrol.

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Punjabi | 7 years ago | Reply

When Pakistan army will start don't go to ask for help like you guys did in 1999.

B | 7 years ago | Reply @Raja: If best to you means hiring thugs to do their work. Yes then they are the best.
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