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Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

Jammu, Oct 16 (IANS) An Indian soldier was on Sunday killed in Pakistani firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, police said.

The soldier identified as Sudesh Kumar of 6 Rajput Regiment was killed in sniper firing on the LoC in Tarkundi area of Rajouri on Sunday evening, police said here.

The Pakistani army had earlier on Sunday opened unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Rajouri district in the morning.

“Pakistan Army violated ceasefi re in Naushera sector of the LoC using small arms. Our troops have responded befittingly using same calibre weapons,” said defence spokesman, Lt. Col. Manish Mehta.

“Firing exchanges stopped at 8 a.m.,” he added

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