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Indian Army responds to Pak shelling, destroys border posts in PoK: reports

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 9, 2017, 6:39 pm IST
Updated Jul 9, 2017, 9:24 pm IST
Two Pakistani soldiers were killed and six others were injured in the attack in Hajira sector of PoK close to LoC.
The Indian Army targeted the Hajira sector of PoK where 6 villages came under attack. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 The Indian Army targeted the Hajira sector of PoK where 6 villages came under attack. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

New Delhi: The Indian Army retaliated to Pakistan’s ceasefire violation on Saturday and destroyed its border post near the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

According to reports, two Pakistani soldiers were killed and six others were injured in the retaliatory attack.

 

The Indian jawans targeted the Hajira sector of PoK where villages – Bhaira in Tetrinote, Satwal in Abbaspur, Dhakki Chaffar in Abbaspur, Polaas and Chatri – came under the attack.

The Indian Army launched the attack after Army jawan and his wife were killed and their three daughters injured when the Pakistani Army targeted forward posts and hamlets along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire and initiated indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 6.30 am on Saturday on Indian Army posts along the LoC.

Sepoy Mohmmad Shaukat of the Territorial Army, who was on leave, and his wife Safia Bi were killed when a mortar shell fired by the Pakistan Army exploded near their home in Karmara, a police officer said on Saturday.

Following the incident, India had lodged protest over the killing of the jawan and his wife after Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh in Islamabad was summoned.

Singh was summoned again on Sunday, claiming that more civilians were killed in firing by the Indian troops.

Singh was summoned again to "condemn and lodge protest over more civilian casualties at the LoC due to unprovoked ceasefire violations by India," Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi


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