Three Pakistani soldiers killed in firing by Indian Army, claims Pak media

26 December 2017, 12:04 AM
Three Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory firing by Indian Army (Representative Image)
Three Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory firing by Indian Army (Representative Image)

Three soldiers of Pakistan Army were killed and one injured on Monday after Indian Forces retaliated to unprovoked firing from across the border.

The information was confirmed in a official statement released by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)  to the media in the neighbouring country.

Pakistani media reported that three Pakistani soldiers and one soldier was injured in unprovoked incident of firing at Rakhchikri sector of the Line of Control.

The ISPR claims that one Pakistani soldier has also suffered in the unprovoked incident of firing by the Indian troops.

One Army Major and three soldiers were martyred while one was injured in an incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keri (120 Infantry Brigade) Battalion area along the Line of Control.

According to officials, Pakistan has violated ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir 771 times till December 10, and 110 times along the IB till November-end this year.

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Thirty persons including 14 Army personnel, 12 civilians and four BSF personnel were killed in such incidents.

The truce between India and Pakistan along the International Border, Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir came into force in November, 2003.

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India shares a 3,323-km-long border with Pakistan, of which 221 km of the IB and 740 km of the LoC fall in Jammu and Kashmir.

First Published: Monday, December 25, 2017 10:53 PM
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