Srinagar: Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed Sunday night during cross-border firing across the Line of Control, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) officials were quoted by Dawn newspaper today.
“Seven soldiers embraced shahadat at the LoC in the Bhimber sector in a ceasefire violation by Indian troops late last night,” the newspaper quoted a Pakistani official.
Pakistani troops responded to ‘unprovoked’ Indian firing, and targeted Indian posts effectively, ISPR told Dawn.
The latest incident of cross-border firing came as tensions simmer between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue.
Pakistani authorities last week lodged protests with India as well as with the UN military observers over targeting of civilian populations as the civilian death toll from Indian shelling has risen to at least 25 in the past few weeks, the report said, adding that another 103 have been injured.
The Pakistani Foreign Office protested at least five times during the past five weeks over targeting of civilian populations, the report further said.