Pakistani soldier killed in Kashmir skirmishes

Pakistani soldier killed in Kashmir skirmishes

Pakistani soldier killed in Kashmir skirmishes

Updated 11 January 2013, 8:48 AEST

Pakistan says Indian troops have killed one of its soldiers in another skirmish in the volatile Kashmir region.

In the fourth death in five days, Pakistan says Indian troops killed one of its soldiers in an unprovoked attack along the Line of Control that divides Kashmir between the two countries.

Earlier this week two Indian soldiers were killed, and one of the bodies was found decapitated.

On Sunday, a Pakistani soldier was shot dead during an attack by Indian troops.

The governments of both countries have called for calm, but the volatile region has been a flashpoint for wars in the past and there are concerns the situation could escalate.

The United States has urged the nuclear armed rivals to ease tensions in the region.