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Indian trooper killed in exchange of fire with Pak military on Kashmir border

An Indian army trooper was killed in exchange of fire with Pakistan military along the Line of Control in Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday. 

Reports in Indian and Pakistani media outlets blamed each other for unprovoked fire along the along forward areas ofthe LoC in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in Jammu divisions. 

In the exchange of fire Havaldar Nirmal Singh of the 10 JAK Rifles unit of the Indian army was critically injured and subsequently succumbed to his injuries. 

The exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the LoC, which divides the disputed Kashmir region between the two nuclear armed nations, has led to deaths of several thousand Kashmir residents on both side of the de-facto border since past three decades.  

Although India and Pakistan signed a ceasefire agreement in 2002, but the militaries of both sides continue to violate the true and, on many occasions, have targeted the civilians.

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