Photo from Jan 8 shows Pakistani army personnel carry the coffin of soldier Mohammad Aslam, who was killed in a border post attack in the Haji Pir sector in Pakistani Kashmir by the Indian army. A third soldier, Havildar Mohyuddin, was killed on Jan 10, in another deadly-cross border incident in five days. —File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani military said Indian troops shot and killed a Pakistani soldier on Thursday, the third deadly cross-border incident reported in five days in the disputed Kashmir region.

“Pakistan Army soldier, Havildar Mohyuddin, embraced shahadat (martyrdom) due to unprovoked firing by Indian troops at Hotspring sector in Battal at 2:40 pm (0940 GMT) today,” the military said in a text message to reporters.

“Today, India troops resorted to unprovoked firing at a Pakistani post named Kundi,” it added.

India alleged that two of its soldiers were killed by Pakistani troops on Tuesday, including one who was beheaded. Pakistan denied the accusation.

On Sunday, the Pakistani army claimed Indian forces killed one of its soldiers and wounded another.

A ceasefire has been in place since 2003 along the Line of Control (LoC), the heavily militarised border in disputed Kashmir region, but both sides accuse each other of periodically violating the agreement.


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