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Pak attack on Indian post does not help normalise ties: Omar

PTI  Srinagar, August 06, 2013
First Published: 11:47 IST(6/8/2013) | Last Updated: 17:32 IST(6/8/2013)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the killing of five Indian soldiers along the LoC in Poonch sector puts a question mark on Pakistan government's overtures to India for improving ties.

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"(I) was briefed early this morning about the news that five of our soldiers had been killed on the LoC. My heartfelt condolences to the next of the kin," Abdullah said on microblogging site Twitter.

"These incidents don't help efforts to normalise or even improve relations with Pakistan and call into question the Pakistan's government's recent overtures," he said.

Pakistani troops attacked an Indian post along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector late Monday night, killing five Indian soldiers.

Defence sources on Tuesday said the Pakistani soldiers intruded into the Indian territory past midnight and ambushed the Sarla post on the Indian side of the LoC.

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