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Pakistan soldier killed in Kashmir border firing: military

india Updated: May 23, 2010 12:37 IST

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A Pakistani soldier was killed on Sunday in firing allegedly by Indian troops at the border between the South Asian rivals in disputed Kashmir, the military said.

"A Pakistan army soldier embraced shahadat (martyrdom) due to unprovoked firing by Indians...at Battal sector in Rawlakot," it said in a statement.

"Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with Indians and demanded an immediate flag meeting, however intermittent firing is continuing at Battal sector," it added.

Nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have fought three wars, two over Kashmir. They each hold part of the Himalayan region but claim it in full.

Violence has sharply declined in Kashmir since they launched a peace process in 2004.

The insurgency on the Indian side of Kashmir has left more than 43,000 people dead since it erupted in 1989.