Indian soldier killed, body mutilated in cross-LoC attack


In a “barbaric” incident, terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, on Friday night crossed the Line of Control and killed an Indian soldier and mutilated his body in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir.

Later the Border Security Force (BSF) said that one of its jawans, Constable Nitin Subhash, too had lost his life in the cross-LoC attacks by Pakistan.

One attacker was killed in the incident which the Indian army said will be “responded to appropriately”.

“In an encounter close to the Line of Control this evening, one solider was martyred and one terrorist was killed. The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan Army,” an army spokesman said.

He said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan.

“The incident will be responded to appropriately,” he added.

Two civilians were killed and as many injured yesterday after Pakistani troops had pounded civilian areas and forward India posts with 120 mm mortar shells and automatic weapons in Jammu, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts.

BSF yesterday said that it killed 15 Pakistani soldiers till now in retaliatory firing along IB.