UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — A Pakistani soldier has been killed by Indian fire in the disputed Kashmir region, the army said.
A Pakistani military spokesman, Asif Ghafoor, said through “Twitter” that one of the soldiers was killed during the performance of his mission in the Line of Control dividing in Kashmir.
Ghafoor said the Pakistani soldier was killed by Indian troops.
On Thursday, five Indian army soldiers, three Pakistani soldiers and two civilians were killed in clashes in the Line of Control dividing Pakistan and India.
Last week, the New Delhi-controlled part of the province witnessed widespread protests against the Indian government, over the repeal of two articles of the constitution, one of which gives Jammu and Kashmir autonomy for the part of its territory, 5 August.
The other gives Kashmiris alone in the state the right to permanent residence as well as the right to employment in government departments and property and to receive educational grants.
The conflict over the region between Pakistan and India, since they gained independence from Britain in 1947, where three wars, in 1948, 1965, and 1971, which killed nearly 70 thousand people from both sides.
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