Pak army claims Indian troops 'killed Pak soldier after questioning'

LoC tension

Indian troops shot and killed a Pakistani soldier who crossed the Kashmir border, after questioning, officials form the Pakistan Army have claimed.

The Pakistani military condemned the killing, saying the soldier had become lost and crossed the LoC ''inadvertently'' and civilians had seen him being questioned by Indians troops.

A spokesman of the military's public relations wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), described the act as ''inhuman and brutal killing,'' the Dawn reports.

An Indian army spokesman has claimed the Pakistani soldier was killed in a firefight in which one Indian soldier was also wounded.

Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Kalia, a spokesman for the Indian army's northern command, said India is expected to return the body to Pakistani authorities later in the day.

The incident is the first fatal exchange between troops in the region since the two armies agreed a ceasefire on January 16.

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