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Pak troops attack Indian border post, jawan killed

By Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
Last updated on: July 29, 2008 00:47 IST
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In yet another breach of the bilateral ceasefire, a posse of Pakistan army soldiers intruded into the Indian side of the Line of Control in the Lipa sector in north Kashmir Kupwara district, and resorted to heavy firing at an army patrol, killing one soldier on the spot.

Giving details of the incident, a defence spokesperson in Srinagar said, "At around 1500 hours a group of 10-12 Pakistan army soldiers crossed the LoC in the general area of Lipa sector and fired on our patrol."

"Due to the heavy firing one army soldier was killed. Our troops also retaliated and the Pakistan troops ran back," Captain Neha Goyal told

"We are not aware of any casualties on their side. It is night time and we will come to know of it on Tuesday morning."

"Heavy firing exchange is continuing in the area," Captain Neha said.

This is the first major incident on the LoC, after the two countries announced a bilateral ceasefire all along the LoC and international border which was holding effectively.

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Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar