Pakistan claims soldier killed in Indian firing
Islamabad, August 22, 2013
First Published: 18:21 IST(22/8/2013)
Last Updated: 18:25 IST(22/8/2013)
The Pakistan army on Thursday claimed that one of its soldiers was killed in firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.
A senior military official said the latest casualty occurred in the Rakhcahri sector of the LoC near Rawalakot.
"Sepoy Habib (was
killed) due to unprovoked firing," the official said on condition of anonymity.
Yesterday, an army captain was killed in shelling by Indian troops. Pakistan protested the incident by summoning the Indian deputy high commissioner to the Foreign Office.
The latest death was reported shortly after the lower house of Pakistan's parliament passed a resolution that deplored the death of the captain as an "act of aggression" and called for a "constructive" engagement with India.