Pakistani soldier killed in Indian fire at LoC, 24-hour toll rises to six
16 Aug 2019
Army personnel and civilians attend the funeral of three soldiers at army stadium in Muzaffarabad on Friday. Reuters
Pakistan’s military says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region, killing another soldier and bringing the death toll to six in less than 24 hours.
Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor in a tweet on Friday said “another brave son of soil lost his life in the line of duty” in Buttal town.
“Sepoy Muhammad Sheeraz embraced shahadat due to Indian firing in Buttal Sector along LoC.” Three other Pakistani soldiers were martyred in yesterday’s fire by the Indian forces along the LoC.
The martyred soldiers were identified as Naik Taimoor, Naik Tanveer and Ramzan.
Pakistan’s military and police said on Thursday that Indian firing killed two civilians and three soldiers in Pakistan’s part of Kashmir, which is split between the nuclear-armed rivals and claimed by both in its entirety.
New Delhi downgraded the autonomy of the part of Kashmir it controls last week and imposed a lockdown now in place for a 12th day.
India’s top court on Friday will hear petitions challenging the revoked status.