Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

Pakistani troops on Sunday resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, a day after four Indian soldiers, including a major, were killed in similar action in neighbouring Rajouri district.

Reports said Pakistani troops started firing from heavy and light weapons from across the LoC, targeting border outposts (BoPs) and civilian hamlets in Shahpur sector at around 1 pm.

The Indian Army has been giving effective retaliation to Pakistani aggression and the intermittent firing  is going on in the area, reports added. However, there was no report of any casualty in the skirmishes.  

Earlier, an army spokesperson clarified that the bodies of soldiers killed in LoC firing were not mutilated, as suggested by social media reports.

"It is to inform that there has been no mutilation of bodies. The injuries suffered are due to splinters and gunshot wounds sustained due to firing by the enemy on the patrol. The reports on mutilation will be rebutted," he said.

Following the killings, reports were doing rounds on social media websites about the mutilation of the bodies of the soldiers.

 

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