Soldier killed in Kashmir ceasefire violation (Lead)

August 16th, 2008 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed when Pakistani troops once again violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, an official said. Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in the Uri sector of the LoC in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, a defence spokesperson said here.

“The Pakistani troops fired at the Khamosh post in the Uri sector of the LoC Saturday morning, injuring one soldier of 10 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI). Naresh Kumar was immediately evacuated for treatment to the army’s hospital in the Badami Bagh cantonment area of Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries,” the spokesperson told IANS.

In the second instance of ceasefire violation Saturday, the Pakistani troops also shelled Indian positions in the Keran sector of the LoC in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. There was, however, no loss of life or property.

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