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Pakistan Army Rejects India's Claim That It Killed 15 Pak Rangers

In retaliatory firing, 15 Pakistani Rangers have been killed so far, the BSF had said.

28/10/2016 7:02 PM IST | Updated 28/10/2016 7:13 PM IST
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Pakistan Army today claimed that none of its soldiers had died in firing at the border, contradicting the BSF's assertion that it had killed 15 Pakistan Rangers personnel while retaliating to cross-border firing.

The BSF today said it had killed 15 Pakistani paramilitary personnel while retaliating to cross-border shelling and firing in which two Indian civilians were killed and two injured in Jammu region.

However, Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) rejected BSF's assertion.

"Indian claims of killing any Pakistani soldier at the Working Boundary is absolutely baseless and untrue," the ISPR said in a statement.

"India's claim is part of their propaganda campaign aimed to hide their losses at the Working Boundary and also divert world attention from the Kashmir issue," it said.

Firing mortar shells and using automatic weapons, Pakistani troops targeted civilian areas and forward security posts along the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

In retaliatory firing, 15 Pakistani Rangers have been killed so far, the BSF had said.

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