Pakistan claims seven of its soldiers were killed across LoC

Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 08:58 IST | Agencies

Pakistan yesterday said at least seven of its soldiers were killed in “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops across the LoC, following which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that the country is “fully capable” of defending its territory against “any aggression”

Pakistani army chief Raheel Sharif (4L) and military officials offer funeral prayers for the soldiers who were killed. Pic/AFP
Pakistani army chief Raheel Sharif (4L) and military officials offer funeral prayers for the soldiers who were killed. Pic/AFP

Islamabad: Pakistan yesterday said at least seven of its soldiers were killed in “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops across the LoC, following which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that the country is “fully capable” of defending its territory against “any aggression”.

Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed at the LoC in the Bhimber sector in an alleged ceasefire violation by Indian troops late last night, according to a statement by the army. Pakistani troops responded to “unprovoked” Indian firing and targeted Indian posts “effectively”, it said.

Pakistan also summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to “deplore” the increasing Indian ceasefire violations at the LoC.

One militant killed
One militant was killed as the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Naugam sector in Kashmir yesterday. Agencies

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Militant killed by the Indian Army

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