In a "barbaric" incident, terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, on Friday crossed the Line of Control and killed an Indian army jawan and mutilated his body in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir. One attacker was killed in the incident which the Indian army said 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.

The soldier has been identified as Manjeet Singh of 17 Sikh Light Infantry, reports ANI News.

Meanwhile, a BSF jawan was killed on Saturday in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. 28-year-old Constable Koli Nitin Subhash, hailing from Sangli in Maharashtra, was martyred this morning in firing by Pakistani security forces, a BSF official said.

(With inputs from PTI)

(Feature is representational | Source: PTI)