An Indian soldiers was killed and two others were wounded when Indian and Pakistani troops clashed along the highly militarised frontier in Kashmir, an official said Wednesday.
Lt Col Devender Anand, an Indian army spokesperson, said three soldiers were injured when Pakistani soldiers used gunfire and mortar shells to attack border posts along the Line of Control in southern Rajouri on Tuesday evening.
He said one of the injured soldiers later died.
Anand called the incident “an unprovoked violation” of the 2003 cease-fire accord and said the Indian troops “befittingly retaliated,” remarks given after almost every such incident along the volatile de facto border.
There was no immediate comment from Pakistan.
In the past, each side has accused the other of starting border skirmishes in the Himalayan region, which is divided between the two nations but claimed by both in its entirety.
The countries have fought two wars over their claims to Kashmir.
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