- Title: Pakistani soldier killed in Kashmir brought to ancestral home for burial
- Date: 30th September 2016
- Summary: FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN (SEPTEMBER 30, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE HOUSE OF IMTIAZ AHMED, PAKISTANI SOLDIER KILLED IN INDIAN FIRING MOURNERS ENTERING AHMED'S HOUSE AHMED'S FATHER SITTING OUTSIDE HOUSE (MUTE) PEOPLE GATHERING IN ALLEY MILITARY VEHICLE ARRIVING WITH COFFIN / CROWD CHANTING (Urdu): "LONG LIVE PAKISTAN ARMY" SOLDIERS AND PEOPLE STANDING ROUND COFFIN DRAPED IN PAKISTANI FLAG CROWD CHANTING (Urdu) "LONG LIVE PAKISTAN ARMY" SOLDIER STANDING IN BACK OF MILITARY VEHICLE HOLDING BOX WITH CAP AND BADGES BELONGING TO AHMED SOLDIERS GETTING READY FOR SALUTE TO GRAVE OF FALLEN SOLDIER SOLDIERS LOOKING ON GUN SALUTE BEING FIRED CROWD WATCHING SOLDIERS GIVING SALUTE / CROWD CHANTING (Urdu): "ALLAH IS GREATEST" SOLDIER BRINGING WREATH CARD ON WREATH READING (English) "CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF" SOLDIERS CARRYING WREATH / PLACING ON GRAVE SOLDIERS SALUTING GRAVE WREATH RESTING ON GRAVE SOLDIERS AND LOCALS PRAYING AT GRAVE
- Embargoed: 15th October 2016 21:05
- Keywords: Faisalabad Pakistan India Kashmir Ceasefire line Azad Jammu burial Naik Imtiaz Ahmad
- Location: FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN
- City: FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA00151REBEV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
Hundreds of residents in Faisalabad, Pakistan, turned out to pay respects at the funeral of a Pakistani soldier killed by Indian firing as he was brought to his ancestral home for burial late on Thursday (September 29).
According to the Pakistan army, Naik Imtiaz Ahmad was one of the two Pakistani soldiers killed when Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir earlier in the day.
Soldiers performed a military salute and presented wreaths at the burial site.
Ahmad's death comes amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.
India blames Pakistan for a deadly assault this month on an army base in the disputed Himalayan state of Kashmir. Pakistan denies the accusations.
New Delhi said on Thursday (September 28) that it had sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill men preparing to enter its territory and attack cities.
Pakistan has rejected Indian claims of "surgical strikes" into its territory and maintained that India fired unprovoked from its side of the heavily militarized frontier in Kashmir, killing the two soldiers.
This area has been the flashpoint for two of three wars between the nuclear-armed neighbours since 1947.
India's announcement of the raid on Thursday raised the possibility of military escalation that could wreck a 2003 Kashmir ceasefire.
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