5 Indian soliders killed, claims Pakistan army

5 Indian soliders killed, claims Pakistan army

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 Inter Services Public Relations claimed, adding that Pakistani troops “violently responded”.

“Indian unprovoked CFV at Tatta Pani along LoC violently responded. Indian bunkers destroyed, 5 Indian sldrs killed many injured (sic),” Pakistan army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted.

No further details
No further details of the cross-border exchange of fire were provided by Pakistan.

The Indian Army on Saturday said 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 the Indian troops to retaliate.

The Pakistani troops initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 9:20 am along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector, a defence spokesman said.

At 11 pm on Friday, the Pakistan 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.

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