Pak Army kills several Indian troops in retaliatory firing at LoC

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RAWALPINDI: Giving a befitting response to unprovoked Indian fire, Pakistani forces killed several Indian troops on the Line of Control (Loc), state-owned TV reported on Monday.
Earlier, Indian forces opened unprovoked firing in Bhimber Sector on the Line of Control. As a result, seven Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom.
According to ISPR, Bhimber sector came under fire of Indian army on Sunday night without any provocation. “Seven soldiers embraced shahadat at the LoC in the Bhimber sector in a ceasefire violation by Indian troops late last night.”
Pakistani troops responded to ‘unprovoked’ Indian firing, and targeted Indian posts effectively, ISPR said.
The latest incident of cross-border firing came as tensions simmer between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue. Pakistani authorities last week lodged protests with India as well as with the UN military observers over targeting of civilian populations as the civilian death toll from Indian shelling has risen to at least 25 in the past few weeks. Another 103 have been injured.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria strongly condemned the “continuous unprovoked” firing across the Line of Control (LoC) and said that Pakistan Army responding in befitting manner.
Nafees Zakaria said that the whole nation salute our valiant soldiers who render ultimate sacrifices for national cause.

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