An Indian soldier was killed and his body mutilated by terrorists in an attack near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The army has vowed revenge, saying “the incident will be responded to appropriately.”
The army says one terrorist was killed in the attack which took place under cover fire provided by Pakistan army.
“In an encounter close to the Line of Control this evening, one soldier was martyred and one terrorist was killed. The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan army,” an army spokesman said.
The army said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan.
The attack comes hours after the Border Security Force or BSF said 15 Pakistani soldiers had been killed in retaliatory firing by Indian troops after ceasefire violation along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.
A week ago, seven Pakistani soldiers were killed along the International Border, the BSF had said. However, Pakistan denied the deaths.
Pakistan violated the ceasefire all of Thursday and Friday morning in Rajouri, Samba, Abdullia, RS Pura and Suchetgarh, officials said.
Three BSF soldiers have been killed in Pakistani shelling in the last five days.
Areas near the border have been on high alert because of a spurt in firing from Pakistan after Indian soldiers last month crossed over the Line of Control and destroyed launchpads areas for terrorists who, the army said, were getting ready to enter India to carry out a series of attacks.