Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have been briefed about the incident of an Indian soldier being killed and his body being mutilated by terrorists who crossed the Line of Control.
The terrorists, which were given cover fire by Pakistan army, on Friday night crossed the Line of Control in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir. One of the attackers was killed by the Indian army, which has said that the incident will be “responded to appropriately”.
“In an encounter close to the Line of Control this evening, one solider 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.
He said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan. “The incident will be responded to appropriately,” he added.
(with inputs from PTI)
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