Poonch: Bodies of two Indian soldiers mutilated by Pakistani troops, Indian army warns of 'appropriate response'

Updated On : 01 May , 2017 , 05:52 PM
Poonch: Two Indian soldiers mutilated by Pakistan Army (File photo: PTI)
Poonch: Two Indian soldiers mutilated by Pakistan Army (File photo: PTI)
Srinagar:

In a barbaric act by Pakistani army, the bodies of two Indian soldiers, who were martyred following a ceasefire violation by Pak in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, were mutilated. Pakistani troops had on Monday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Poonch sector, attacking a patrol team near the border.

“Pakistan army carried out unprovoked rocket and mortar firing on two forward posts along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector. Simultaneously, a BAT action was launched on a patrol operating in between the two posts. In an unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded,” a statement by the Indian Army said.

A BSF soldier and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army were martyred in the firing by Pakistan Rangers, reports had said.

"At about 0830 hours, there was heavy firing from Pakistani (army) posts at BSF posts at LoC in Krishnagati sector of Poonch district with rockets and automatic weapons", a senior BSF officer had said.

On April 19, Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and firing on Indian posts along LoC in the same area.

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Pakistan violated the ceasefire on April 8 in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir as it resorted to firing at Indian posts.

On April 5, ceasefire violation was reported along the LoC in Poonch district, while on April 4, similar incidents took place in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri district.

Pakistani troops had shelled mortar bombs on forward posts in Balakote sector of Rajouri district on April 3. 

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First Published : Monday, May 01, 2017 03:34 PM

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