Army crosses LoC, guns down six Pakistani soldiers to avenge killing of Jawans

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 December 2017, 11:42 AM

Indian Army troops on Monday crossed over the Line of Control (LoC) and killed six Pakistani soldiers leaving one injured in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), said news agency quoting intelligence sources. 

The Army sought to retaliatory action to avenge the killing of four Indian Army personnel on Saturday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan. The raid reportedly happened in 12 Division of the 59 Baloch Unit in PoK.

“We got a go-ahead to cross over and carry out an operation to avenge the killings of four soldiers including a major rank officer,” a government source told DNA newspaper. The Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian Army have been identified as sepoy Sajjad, sepoy Abdul Rehman and sepoy M Usman. 

The injured soldier on the Pakistani side has been identified as sepoy Athzaz Hussain. According to a statement by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations, Indian forces opened fire along the Line of Control killing three of their soldiers.

Four Indian Army soldiers, including a Major, were killed on Saturday in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. On Sunday, a Pakistani sniper was killed by Indian soldiers in cross-border firing in Jhangar Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

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First Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 08:18 AM

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