Kashmir: Pakistan says Indian troops killed seven soldiers in ceasefire violation

The Pakistani military said on Monday that seven of its soldiers had been killed in firing by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

FP Staff November 14, 2016 15:08:12 IST
Kashmir: Pakistan says Indian troops killed seven soldiers in ceasefire violation

The Pakistani military said on Monday that seven of its soldiers had been killed in firing by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmir Pakistan says Indian troops killed seven soldiers in ceasefire violation

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Following this the Pakistan foreign ministry has called on the Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale over the killing of 7 Pak soldiers, according to ANI.

"Seven soldiers embraced 'shahadat' at the LoC in Bhimber sector in cross-fire LoC violation by Indian troops late last night," said the Inter-Services Public Relations, the army's media wing.

The LoC divides the Indian and Pakistan parts of Kashmir.

It said Pakistani troops responded to India's "unprovoked firing" and "targeted Indian posts effectively".

Pakistani authorities last week lodged protests with India and with the UN military observers over the targeting of civilian population by Indian troops.

Pakistan says the civilian death toll in Indian shelling has risen to at least 25 in the past few weeks.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has declared in Sunderbani, Nowshera, and Planwala sectors.

With inputs from IANS

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