In­dia calls death a de­spi­ca­ble act

Tourist drive in Tokyo

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Peo­ple dressed up as Su­per Mario, su­per he­roes and other char­ac­ters drove cus­tom-built go-karts through Tokyo’s Shibuya shop­ping district yes­ter­day. With a Ja­panese or in­ter­na­tional driver’s li­cence, shop­pers can pay for the unique Tokyo tour. Two In­dian sol­diers have been killed in fight­ing with Pak­istani sol­diers and sus­pected mil­i­tants along the volatile fron­tier in In­dian-con­trolled Kash­mir, of­fi­cials said.

An army of­fi­cer said mil­i­tants overnight on Fri­day am­bushed an In­dian army pa­trol, killing one, while Pak­istani sol­diers pro­vided cov­er­ing fire near Machil sec­tor along the Line of Con­trol di­vid­ing the dis­puted re­gion be­tween In­dia and Pak­istan.

The of­fi­cer said that mil­i­tants crossed over from the Pak­istani-con­trolled Kash­mir while tak­ing ad­van­tage of rugged ter­rain and thick fo­liage.

He said In­dian sol­diers re­tal­i­ated and killed an in­sur­gent in what he de­scribed as “face-to-face com­bat”.

He said the mil­i­tants “mu­ti­lated” the body of the In­dian sol­dier be­fore flee­ing to the Pak­istani side.

There was no in­de­pen­dent con­fir­ma­tion of the in­ci­dent.

In a strongly worded state­ment, the In­dian army called the “de­spi­ca­ble act”.

“This bar­barism is a true re­flec­tion which per­vades of­fi­cial and non-of­fi­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions across the bor­der,” the state­ment said. “This act will in­vite an ap­pro­pri­ate re­sponse.”

Shortly af­ter, cross-bor­der clashes erupted at sev­eral posts in Machil sec­tor, killing an­other In­dian sol­dier.

In Pak­istan, the mil­i­tary in a state­ment said that In­dia yes­ter­day again re­sorted to un­pro­voked fir­ing along the Line of Con­trol and that the sol­diers from the two coun­tries were still ex­chang­ing fire. It did not say Pak­istan suf­fered any ca­su­al­ties.

In­dian and Pak­istani troops in re­cent weeks have fre­quently ex­changed cross-bor­der fire, caus­ing ca­su­al­ties on both sides. Both have blamed each other for ini­ti­at­ing it. The Line of Con­trol is guarded by the In­dian and Pak­istani ar­mies and di­vides the two parts of Kash­mir. sol­dier’s mu­ti­la­tion a

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