Indian army officer killed in Kashmir border firing

Published June 7, 2013
Photo shows an Indian soldier near the Line of Control. The latest reported firing incident on Friday took place in Poonch sector, about 180 kilometers southwest of Srinagar.—Reuters/File Photo
Photo shows an Indian soldier near the Line of Control. The latest reported firing incident on Friday took place in Poonch sector, about 180 kilometers southwest of Srinagar.—Reuters/File Photo

SRINAGAR: The Indian army said Friday one of its officers was killed in ‘unprovoked firing’ from across the cease-fire line with Pakistan in disputed Kashmir.

S.N. Acharya, an Indian army spokesman, said it was not yet known whether the firing Friday was started by Pakistani troops or Kashmiri insurgents trying to infiltrate into Indian territory.

The firing took place in Poonch sector, about 180 kilometers southwest of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Army denied any involvement in the incident .

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