Pakistan: Indian Troops Kill Pakistani Soldier in Kashmir

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan's army says Indian troops have shot and killed a Pakistani soldier, the third cross-border incident reported in the disputed Kashmir region in recent days.

The army says the soldier was killed Thursday as a result of “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops on a Pakistani military outpost.

The shooting came amid a rise in tensions along the disputed Kashmiri border known as the “Line of Control.”

On Tuesday, India accused Pakistani troops of killing two Indian soldiers in a cross-border attack. Indian officials said the bodies of the two soldiers were subject to “barbaric and inhuman mutilation,” and that one of them was beheaded. On Sunday, Pakistan claimed Indian troops crossed the border and raided a Pakistani military outpost, killing a Pakistani soldier.

The two countries have blamed each other for the alleged cross-border attacks while denying involvement in them.

India and Pakistan have accused each other of violating a 2003 ceasefire in Kashmir, a region they both claim.

The nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors have fought two wars over Kashmir since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.