03/03/2021

Indian troops killed a Pakistani soldier when opening fire on Kashmir border region disputed

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Indian troops killed a Pakistani soldier when opening fire on the border of the disputed Kashmir region in the Himalayas on Thursday, Pakistani military forces reported in the latest incident between the two South Asian nuclear-armed rivals.

In a statement, the military condemned what it described as an unprovoked violation by India of the 2003 ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control, which divides Kashmir between the two sides. Pakistani troops returned fire, the document added.

So far the authorities in New Delhi have not made any statements about the incident, but both sides often accuse each other of unprovoked attacks in Kashmir, a region that is claimed in full by both.

Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir since the region gained its independence from Great Britain in 1947.