Pakistan Army says killed 5 Indian soldiers on LoC, India denies claims
The Pakistan Army on Saturday claimed to have killed five Indian soldiers while retaliating to India’s “unprovoked” ceasefire violation in Tatta Pani sector along the LoC.india Updated: Jun 03, 2017 21:19 IST
The Pakistan Army on Saturday claimed to have killed five Indian soldiers while retaliating to India’s “unprovoked” ceasefire violation in Tatta Pani sector along the LoC.
Indian bunkers were also destroyed in the firing, the ISPR claimed, adding that Pakistani troops “violently responded”.
The Indian Army said a statement by the Inter Services Public Relations, the Pakistan military’s media wing, was “wrong”.
PR285/17— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) June 3, 2017
Indian unprovoked CFV at Tatta Pani along LOC, violently responded. Indian bunkers destroyed, 5 Indian sldrs killed many injured.
No further details of the cross-border exchange of fire was provided by the Pakistan Army.
The Indian Army on Saturday said that a woman was injured when the Pakistani Army violated ceasefire twice in two sectors of Poonch district by firing mortar shells on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC, prompting Indian troops to retaliate.
Pakistani troops initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 0920 hours on Saturday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishana Ghati sector, a defence spokesman said.
Yesterday at 2300 hours, the Pakistani Army violated ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch sector, the spokesman said.
The Indian Army posts were retaliating strongly and effectively and firing was underway in both sectors, he said.
First Published: Jun 03, 2017 19:00 IST