Soldier killed in firing from across Line of Control

May 19th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin  

Jammu, May 19 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed by gun fire from Pakistan across the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir Monday, army sources said. The incident came on the eve of foreign secretary and foreign minister level talks in Islamabad on India-Pakistan relations. The soldier belonging to Gorkha Rifles was killed when bullets were fired from across the LoC in Krishna Ghat, about 200 km north of Jammu, the sources said. The LoC is the effective border between India and Pakistan in much of Jammu and Kashmir.

Officially, the army neither confirmed nor denied the incident.

This is third incident of firing from the area of Kashmir under Pakistani control this month. On May 8, Pakistani Rangers had fired from across the border, facilitating infiltration in the Samba sector. On May 14, there was firing from across the border in Tangdhar in the Kashmir valley.

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