Soldier killed in north Kashmir in Pakistani firing: Officials

A soldier was killed in firing by Pakistani army across Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.

They said that Indian and Pakistani armies exchanged fire in Uri (Baramulla district) and Machil (Kupwara district) sectors also prompting the authorities to suspend trade between two parts of Kashmir divided by the LoC.

“Cease Fire Violation (CFV) by Pakistan in Machil Sector of Kupwara district at around 1045 hours today. Own troops retaliated strongly. One soldier martyred in enemy fire,” said Srinagar-based army spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia.

Officials said Pakistani army also violated the ceasefire agreement in Uri sub-division’s Kamalkote area in Baramulla district on Wednesday and Thursday prompting a response from the Indian army. Read More

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