Indian troops kill Pakistani soldier near Kashmir border

Indian troops shot dead a Pakistani soldier who had strayed onto their side of the de facto border in the disputed Kashmir region, officials from both countries said Friday.

"We detected some suspicious movement yesterday near the LoC (Line of Control) inside our territory and the challengers from our side fired and in the ensuing firefight he was killed," Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Kalia, a spokesman for the Indian army's northern command, told AFP.

An AK47 rifle was found alongside the body of the soldier, the spokesman added.

A Pakistani security official said contact was being made with the Indian authorities for the return of the body of the soldier, identified only as Ikhlaq.

The soldier had been killed on Thursday night after he "inadvertently crossed the Line of Control in Khoi Ratta sector", the Pakistani official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Print
  • Twitter
  • submit to reddit
comments powered by Disqus

Cricket: Indian Premier League

Find the best properties for sale & rent in the UAE
Available on the App StoreAndroid app on Google Play

Most Popular on Emirates 24|7

Poll

Which of these traffic offences have you paid the most for in terms of fines?

Latest jobs available

More jobs on Emirates 24|7

In Case You Missed It ...

eSuggestion eComplain eComplain eSuggestion

Your Feedback

Are you satisfied with your browsing experience?

Follow
Emirates 24|7

Follow
Emirates 24|7
Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter RSS