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Pakistan Army Kills 9 Indian Soldiers in Retaliatory Firing along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Nine soldiers of the Indian army were killed and several others injured when Pakistan Army troops gave a “befitting response” to recent Indian ceasefire violations in Jura, shahkot & Nousehri sectors along the Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.

In a series of tweets, Director-General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said at least five civilians and a Pakistani soldier were martyred while two soldiers and three civilians suffered injuries as Indian troops resorted to “indiscriminate and ruthless” shelling along LoC.

ISPR added that in response to unprovoked ceasefire violations by India, nine Indian soldiers were killed while several others were injured and two Indian bunkers were destroyed.

In another tweet, the DG ISPR said: “Targeting innocent civilians by Indian Army is an attempt to justify their false claims of targeting alleged camps.”

“Injured civilians evacuated to District hospitals,” he said, adding: “UNMOGIP as well as domestic & foreign media have open access to AJK, a liberty not available in IOJ&K.”

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said, “Indian Army shall always get befitting response to CFVs. Pakistan Army shall protect innocent civilians along LOC [and] inflict unbearable cost to Indian Army.”

“Indian lies to justify their false claims [and] preparations for a false flag operation will continue to be exposed with truth,” he added.

The Director-General of ISPR concluded with a tweet: “Indian Army struggling to pick dead bodies and evacuate injured soldiers. Indian Army raising white flag. This they should think before initiating unprovoked CFVs and respect military norms by avoiding to target innocent civilians.”