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Pakistan says soldier killed by India border firing

Pakistani (in black) and Indian border troops perform the 'flag off' ceremony at Wagah border post. Indian troops shot and killed one Pakistani soldier and injured another in an "unprovoked" attack across the countries' disputed border in Kashmir, Pakistan's army said Saturday.

Pakistani (in black) and Indian border troops perform the 'flag off' ceremony at Wagah border post. Indian troops shot and killed one Pakistani soldier and injured another in an "unprovoked" attack across the countries' disputed border in Kashmir, Pakistan's army said Saturday.  (AFP/File)

Indian troops shot and killed one Pakistani soldier and injured another in an "unprovoked" attack across the countries' disputed border in Kashmir, Pakistan's army said Saturday.

"A soldier embraced martyrdom while another was seriously injured due to unprovoked firing by Indian troops in Rawala Kot area at the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday," the army said in a statement.

Kashmir, a Muslim-majority territory, is divided into Indian and Pakistani-administered sectors but is claimed in full by both sides.

It has been the cause of two of three wars between India and Pakistan since independence from Britain in 1947.

A ceasefire has been in force along the Line of Control since 2003 despite sporadic violations on both sides.

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