Indian army officer killed in India, Pakistan firing on Kashmir LoC

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- A junior commissioned officer (JCO) of Indian army was killed in an exchange of fire with Pakistani troops on the Line of Control (LoC), officials said Friday.

The two sides exchanged fire on the LoC in frontier Poonch district, about 185 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"A JCO was critically wounded late last evening in Pakistani firing on LoC in Poonch sector. He was immediately rushed to a medical facility, however, he succumbed there," an army official said.

The army official said their side also gave a befitting reply to Pakistan.

There has been an increase in cease-fire violations on the LoC over the past two weeks. Reports said since the beginning of this year over 3,000 cease-fire violations have been recorded.

The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on the LoC and International Border (IB) in Kashmir, despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease-fire. New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease-fire agreements.

The LoC is a de facto border that divides Kashmir into India and Pakistan controlled parts. Enditem

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