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Five Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory firing along LoC: Army sources

Pakistan has summoned India’s deputy high commissioner and condemned the alleged ceasefire violation along LoC.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2017 16:46 IST
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The firing took place in Bhimber and Battal sectors in Jammu and Kashmir. (AFP Representation Photo)

The Indian Army on Thursday killed five Pakistani soldiers in retaliatory firing on the border in Jammu and Kashmir, army sources said.

The firing took place in Bhimber and Battal sectors, the sources said.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan summoned India’s deputy high commissioner and “condemned the unprovoked” ceasefire violation by India along the Line of Control.

The Foreign Office said in a statement that India resorted to firing in Battal, Jandrot and Kotli sectors.

“The Director General (South Asia & SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, J P Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces on June 1,” it said.

First Published: Jun 01, 2017 16:45 IST