Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire in Kashmir

July 10th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  


Islamabad, July 10 (DPA) Pakistan claimed Thursday that its troops had briefly traded fire with Indian soldiers on the border with India in Kashmir. Major General Athar Abbas, Pakistan Army’s spokesman, said the Indian border troops opened fire at one of the Pakistani check posts in the Battal sector of Rawalakot district without any provocation.

“The fire stopped when our soldiers retaliated with the same force,” he said. There had been no causality on the Pakistani side.

“Our local commander has contacted his Indian counterpart and demanded a flag meeting to discuss the ways how to avoid such things in the future,” he added.

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