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Jun 07, 2013 at 06:47pm IST

J&K: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again, kill one Indian soldier

Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier was killed when Pakistani troops opened fire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The Indian Army retaliated by firing back at the Pakistani soldiers, but the gunbattle has stopped now.

Pakistan generally resorts to such firing to provide cover to terrorists and push them across the border. This is fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the past two weeks.

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The area has been cordoned off and troops are on alert. Sources said the Ministry of External Affairs is not involving itself immediately but the matter will be addressed at the local level through flagmeets. If need be, the DGMOs may also talk to each other on the hotline.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the building of two bunkers by the Indian Army in the Nowgam sector might be the reason for Friday's firing.

The Indian Army spokesperson has confirmed to CNN-IBN that Pakistan violated ceasefire and killed an Indian soldier.