Pakistan Claims Solider Has Been Killed by "Unprovoked Indian Firing" in Kashmir

Latest fatality in the disputed region


(Reuters)—The Pakistani army said one of its soldiers was killed on Thursday in "unprovoked" Indian fire along the border dividing the disputed territory of Kashmir, in the second such incident within two days.

A series of clashes that began this month has undermined a push by Pakistan's new civilian government to improve ties with old rival India, although Pakistani officials say they are still hoping to hold talks.

A security official said the soldier was killed near Rawalakot in the Poonch district, about 130 km (81 miles) from the capital, Islamabad, "due to unprovoked Indian firing".