Jammu: A soldier was killed as Pakistan Army shelled Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district today.

At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistan Army to target civil and defence facilities in the area, a police official said here.

"An army soldier has been killed in cross border firing on the LoC in Poonch", the official said.

"Indian Army has retaliated using same calibre weapons.

Shelling and firing exchanges are still on," he said.

The violation of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistan has become a rule rather than an exception after the Indian Army on September 28 night carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC.