Pakistan says 2 soldiers killed in retaliatory fire by Indian Army in Poonch

Pakistani Army’s Inter Services Public Relations identified the slain soldiers as sepoy Muneer Chohan (32) and sepoy Amir Hussain (28).

india Updated: Mar 01, 2018 19:00 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Hindustan Times, Jammu
Pakistani soldiers killed,Line of Control,LoC
At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory fire by India on Wednesday. Armies of the two countries have been engaged in intermittent gun battles along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir for the past couple of days. (AP File Photo )

At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed in a retaliatory firing by India along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, south of Pir Panjal range, on Wednesday, army sources said.

Confirming the casualties, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistani Army’s publicity wing, identified the slain soldiers in its website as sepoys Muneer Chohan, 32, and Amir Hussain, 28.

Armies of the two countries have been engaged in intermittent gun battles in the area for the past couple of days.

Army sources said Pakistan again resorted to “unprovoked firing” along the LoC on Thursday morning.

“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 8.45 am in BG sector. Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively,” defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said.

First Published: Mar 01, 2018 11:14 IST