Army denies Pakistan's claim of killing Indian soldiers along LoC in ceasefire violations

Pakistan had claimed to have killed five Indian soldiers while retaliating to India's "unprovoked" ceasefire violation in Tatta Pani sector along the Line of Control.

Published: 03rd June 2017 08:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2017 11:47 PM   |  A+A-

Pakistan army has been actively supporting the infiltration along the LoC , which is expected in coming days with snow melting on higher peaks. | PTI File Photo

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army today denied any casualties among its soldiers in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

"No causalities have been caused to our own soldiers in ceasefire violation along LoC," a senior officer of 16 Corps said.

"The claim of the Pakistan Army that it killed 5 Indian soldiers, destroyed bunkers in firing on LoC, is totally wrong," he said.

Pakistan had claimed to have killed five Indian soldiers while retaliating to India's "unprovoked" ceasefire violation in Tatta Pani sector along the Line of Control.

A woman suffered injuries when a mortar shell exploded close to her house in Qasba Shahpur belt in Poonch sector today, police said, adding that she was hospitalised.

The police said Pakistani troops were targeting residential areas and hamlets with mortar bombs and the shells were landing deep inside the border.

Pakistani troops initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 0920 hours today along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector, a defence spokesman said.

Yesterday also Pakistan violated the 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.

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