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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over second killing

Published on Jan 11, 2013 4:23 PM
Pakistani military officials perform funeral prayers for their fallen comrade Havildar Mohyuddin, who was allegedly shot by Indian troops at the Hotspring sector in Battal in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, during his funeral in Jhelum some 100km of Islamabad on Jan 11, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador to Islamabad on Friday to protest against the death of another Pakistani soldier in what it said was a second cross-border attack from Indian troops in Kashmir.

Pakistan said the soldier was killed on Thursday. It was the third deadly incident and fourth death reported in five days in the disputed Himalayan region, which is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan but ruled in part by each.

"We have summoned the Indian high commissioner to the foreign office to protest the firing incident at the LOC (Line of Control)," foreign ministry spokesman Moazzam Ahmed Khan told AFP.

Pakistan said the soldier died as a result of "unprovoked" fire from India.

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