Nine Indian soldiers killed as Pakistan Army retaliates to unprovoked Cross-Border firing

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By Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Representative

Islamabad: Nine Indian army soldiers were killed and many others injured when Pakistan army troops retaliated to Indian ceasefire violations in Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri Khuiratta and Kotkhetera Tatta Pani Sectors along the Line of Control (LoC), the international border between two parts of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) administered by India and Pakistan.

Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a series of Tweets on Sunday that firing by Indian Troops martyred one Pakistani soldier and two civilians.

“Two soldiers and five civilians were injured in cross-border firing,” the statement said.

“Unprovoked Indian crossfire violations in Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri Sectors, deliberately targeting civilians, were effectively responded. Nine Indian soldiers killed, several injured,” DG ISPR said.

He added two Indian bunkers were also destroyed in firing by Pakistani soldiers.

The military’s media spokesperson added the targeting of innocent civilians by Indian army was an attempt to justify their false claims of targeting alleged camps.

“UN Monitoring Group as well as domestic and foreign media have open access to Azad J&K, a liberty not available in Indian Occupied J&K,” he said.

Earlier this month, a Pakistani soldier was killed, and two civilians injured after Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” firing from across the LoC.

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