The South Asian Times

10 December 2017 20:51 PM

Soldier, porter killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

By IANS

Jammu, Oct 12: An Indian soldier and a civilian porter were killed on Thursday as Pakistani Army opened fire on Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.

Police sources said the soldier and porter, working for the army, were killed in the firing in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch.

Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked firing with mortars, automatics and small arms at Indian positions from 10.35 a.m., Defence Ministry sources said adding that Indian troops "retaliated strongly and effectively".

The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Update: 12 Oct, 2017

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