ISLAMABAD, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Friday asked India to investigate the killing of its soldier, who had inadvertently crossed into the Indian part of Kashmir last night, the foreign ministry said.
The Pakistan Army said that Sepoy Ikhlaq crossed the Line of Control (LoC), which divides the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, and was killed after questioning.
"Pakistan strongly condemns the killing of a Pakistani soldier by the Indian army yesterday in Khoi Ratta sector along the LoC," the foreign ministry said.
"The killing of our soldier who had lost his way and inadvertently crossed the LoC, goes against the understanding reached between Pakistan and India on speedy return of inadvertent line crossers and has the potential to further vitiate the atmosphere," a statement said.
The foreign ministry said that Pakistan has called upon the government of India to carry out a thorough investigation into this unfortunate incident and to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
Earlier the army termed the killing of its soldier as "inhuman and brutal" and said that the soldier was killed after he had identified himself.