ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army on Wednesday killed five Indian soldiers in a retaliatory fire after three people, including a Pakistani serviceman, were martyred in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Indian troops along the Line of Control.
The development came as Pakistan summoned India’s deputy high commissioner to lodge a formal protest over the previous day’s ceasefire violation by Indian forces, which resulted in the death of two civilians and left six others wounded.
“Indian [troops carried out] unprovoked firing along the LoC in the Nezapir, Sabzkot and Kayani Sectors, targeting Pakistan Army posts and innocent civilian population. A soldier embraced Shahadat (martyrdom) and two [others were] critically injured. Two civilians embraced Shahadat and five [others] were wounded,” read a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations.
“Pakistan Army aggressively responded on Indian posts. Response destroyed Indian posts firing on Pakistani posts and civilians. Five Indian soldiers were killed and many were injured. Indian guns silent due to effective engagement,” the military’s media wing added.