Five Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian retaliatory firing along the LoC

Cheryl Sanders
October 20, 2019

The army today launched attacks on terror camps located inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in which four to five Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and several were injured, sources said.

Reacting to the action taken by the Indian Army, defence experts hailed the fearless soldiers in one voice. He asked it to acquire access to Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and "have moral courage to cover damages caused by Pakistan Army".

At least 35 Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in retaliatory firing and shelling in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Defence sources said. Effectively responded. 9 Indian soldiers killed several injured.

Sunday's clashes came days after Pakistan's foreign ministry protested against similar incidents from across the LoC by Indian forces that killed three civilians and wounded another eight on October 15.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian security forces on civilian population along the Line of Control in a statement issued by the PM Office.

Over the situation following the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. The deceased were identified as Haji Azam and his son Rafaqat and the injured were Rafaqat's mother Roshan Jan, 55, and daughter Kainat, 4. The three injured civilians have been identified as Mohammed Maqbool, 70, Mohammed Shafi, 50, and Yusuf Hamid, 22.

Two Indian Army personnel - Havaldar Padam Bahadur Shrestha and Rifleman Gamil Kumar Shrestha - were martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan. The spokesperson added that the Indian Army "retains the right to respond at a time and place of its choosing" in case the Pakistan Army continued to assist terrorist activities across Indian borders. In the entire calendar year of 2018, the total number of ceasefire violations had been recorded at 1,629.

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