Tension rises in Kashmir as Pakistan says soldier killed
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan's military said on Wednesday that "unprovoked" firing by Indian troops had killed one of its soldiers across the border in Kashmir, adding to escalating tensions over the disputed territory.
In a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Pakistani army said that one of its soldiers had "embraced martyrdom due to unprovoked Indian firing" at the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto military border in divided Kashmir.
The latest attack took place on Tuesday night, according to the army statement, and is the fourth deadly incident reported this month.
Mr Sardar Mushtaq, a local government official in Pakistani Kashmir's Hajira district, told AFP that Indian troops were firing at Pakistani villages "intermittently".