'Five Indian soldiers killed in cross-border fire along LoC'

Published: October 26, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army soldiers befittingly responded to unprovoked Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC) overnight Tuesday, leaving five troops dead and destroying four military posts on the other side of the de facto border.

“Five Indian soldiers have been confirmed to have shot and four Indian posts [were] destroyed at Bhimber sector,” sources in the military said.

During the cross-firing, at least two Pakistani civilians were also killed and another eight sustained injuries by the Indian shelling in Harpal and Chuprar sectors along the Working Boundary (WB), the military’s media wing ISPR said.

At least six civilians have been killed, and 21 injured as a result of Indian violations in less than a week. “Another civilian Sikander from Sona valley who was injured at LoC yesterday succumbed to his injuries at CMH Kharian today,” said the statement.

India handed demarche over border killings

On Monday, two civilians, including a minor girl, were killed while seven others had sustained injuries as a result of the cross-border firing from the Indian side as the intermittent exchange of fire continued throughout the night.

Last week, a man was killed while five others — including three women — were injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC.

India’s deputy high commissioner summoned

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office summoned Indian deputy high commissioner after the ceasefire violation.

The FO asked Indian authorities to investigate into the matter and instruct its troops to respect the ceasefire.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Haji Atiya
    Oct 26, 2016 - 5:01PM

    Obviously this boundary ain’t “working”, not by any measure ! Recommend

  • Arya Kshatriya
    Oct 26, 2016 - 9:04PM

    Is this piece of information from reliable source?Recommend

  • Nikki
    Oct 26, 2016 - 9:34PM

    Indian army needs befitting response by the Pak army Recommend

  • Chacha Jee
    Oct 27, 2016 - 10:07AM

    Nothing of this sort otherwise Sarah Aziz’s visa or visit to Heart of Asia would have been cancelled. Recommend

  • Mujtaba Gujjar
    Oct 27, 2016 - 1:36PM

    I would not celebrate the death of Indian soldiers but I would definitely question the political ability of Mr.Modi that do you have any sense? Why you always think of violence and extremism.Recommend

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