Jammu: A 22-year-old man was killed today after Indian and Pakistani troops resorted to cross firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
There was small arms firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in the district’s Gulpur-Bagyal Dhara belt, the police officer told PTI.
The Pakistan Army initiated firing around 12:30 am on Indian Army posts in Baghal Dhara, he said.
The Indian Army retaliated effectively, the officer said.
The deceased was identified as Mohammad Ikhlaq, a resident of Kalsan Malti Baghal Dhara. He suffered serious injuries and died on the spot, the officer said.
The man was killed during a marriage function in an area close to the LoC. A bullet fired by from across the border hit Ikhlaq, he said.