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Five Pakistani Soldiers Killed In Retaliatory Firing By Indian Army

The incident took place in Bhimber and Battal sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

01/06/2017 6:21 PM IST | Updated 01/06/2017 6:22 PM IST
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SRINAGAR -- At least five Pakistani soldiers were killed and six others injured in retaliatory firing by Indian Army in the Bhimber and Battal sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

As per sources, the Indian Army was responding to unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army.

Earlier in the day, the Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera and Krishna Ghati sectors, to which the Indian Army posts retaliated strongly.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today held a meeting in Jammu and Kashmir and discussed issues of logistics improvement, mobilisation and security review on LoC area.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan foreign office today summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner over the ceasefire violation on the LoC.

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