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Indian soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along LoC

Earlier in the day, Pakistan had summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to protest ceasefire violation by Indian troops along the LoC.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2017 20:31 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Jammu
Indian Army,India,Pakistan
Army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Balakot sector of Poonch at Jammu. (PTI FIle Photo)

An Indian Army soldier was killed on Tuesday in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

Defence Ministry sources said in Jammu that the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire in Mankote area of the LoC in Poonch district.

“A soldier -- identified as Sepoy Pawan Kumar -- was killed in the firing by the Pakistan Army,” the sources said.

Indian positions have also retaliated to unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army in the area.

First Published: Aug 08, 2017 20:26 IST