Indian soldier, young girl, die in Kashmir border clash
An Indian soldier and a young girl were killed yesterday during a skirmish at the de facto border in Kashmir, officials said, just a day after four Pakistani soldiers were killed in a similar exchange. Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said a soldier died when a mortar fired from Pakistan-controlled territory landed on a bunker, sparking fierce retaliatory fire. A police officer, who asked to remain anonymous, said an eight-year-old girl was also killed in an exchange of fire across the Line of Control, and her mother was seriously injured.
Indian army personnel and policemen move the body of a soldier reportedly killed along the line of control between India and Pakistan, to a morgue in the Bhimber Gali sector of the district of Rajouri.