The Pakistan Army responded to continuous bombardment of villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir after Indian troops killed a number of Pakistani civilians including children and women.
The Pakistan Army firing killed one Indian Army naib subedar, the fourth to die since 5 June along the LoC. Pakistani artillery shelled Poonch and Rajouri districts earlier today at 0330 hrs then again at 0530 hrs.
Earlier on 4 June an Indian Army havildar was killed in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district and on 10 June a naik lost his life in a similar incident in Tarkundi sector along Rajouri and Poonch districts.
On 14 June a sepoy of the Indian Army died in Poonch district.
The Line of Control (LoC) is a de facto border that divides Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the formerly princely state of Jammy and Kashmir. India controls Jammu and Kashmir as well as Ladakh, whilst Pakistan controls Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan regions.
Another ceasefire line separates the Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir from the Chinese-controlled area known as Aksai Chin. Lying further to the east, it is known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The region is one of the most dangerous places in the world and an ongoing flashpoint between the two nuclear-armed rivals.