Pakistan Army contradicts BSF’s assertion, says no soldiers killed in firing at border

The BSF on Friday said it had killed 15 Pakistani paramilitary personnel while retaliating to cross-border shelling and firing.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Updated: October 28, 2016 7:58 pm
pakistan army, bsf, india pakistan border, india pakistan loc, indo pak border, indo pak loc, india pakistan firing, ceasefire violation, india pakistan, india pakistan news, india news In retaliatory firing, 15 Pakistani Rangers have been killed so far, the BSF had said. (Source: File)

Pakistan Army on Friday claimed that none of its soldiers had died in firing at the border, contradicting the BSF’s assertion that it had killed 15 Pakistan Rangers personnel while retaliating to cross-border firing. The BSF on Friday said it had killed 15 Pakistani paramilitary personnel while retaliating to cross-border shelling and firing in which two Indian civilians were killed and two injured in Jammu region.

However, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) rejected BSF’s assertion. “Indian claims of killing any Pakistani soldier at the Working Boundary is absolutely baseless and untrue,” the ISPR said in a statement. “India’s claim is part of their propaganda campaign aimed to hide their losses at the Working Boundary and also divert world attention from the Kashmir issue,” it said.

Read | Fifteen Pakistan Rangers killed in retaliatory firing by India, says BSF

Firing mortar shells and using automatic weapons, Pakistani troops targeted civilian areas and forward security posts along the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir. In retaliatory firing, 15 Pakistani Rangers have been killed so far, the BSF had said.

In the meantime, for the third time this week, Pakistan has summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest over alleged “unprovoked firing” by Indian forces along the Working Boundary and LoC. “(Pakistan) strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on October 27 by the Indian Forces at the Working Boundary in Shakargarh sector and on the LoC in Nikial sector” resulting in the death of six civilians, including two women, and injuries to 22 civilians, Pakistan Foreign Office said.

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  1. T
    Oct 28, 2016 at 6:01 pm
    ke tarah maro terrorists ko
    1. T
      Tanveer Ashraf
      Oct 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm
      Good work Pak Army keep targeting posts of BSF and indians feel the heat and prepare funerals for 5 killed bsf terrorists,otherwise stop killing innocent muslims of Kashmir and liberate them from your occupation
      1. V
        Viratisa crook
        Oct 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm
        AIADMK FOOKEDUP, when it put Jayalalithaa thumb impression instead of signature on party candidates’;br/gt;This action nullifies the right to privacy of Jayalalithaa's medical status and records as it gives right to challenge the authenticity and voluntariness of her signature on the ground that it is made by a brain dead person..
        1. D
          Oct 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm
          stan will be divided into 4;br/gt;insha;br/gt;.... lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai;br/gt;;br/gt;''''''''
          1. L
            Oct 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm
            Not only that Indian forces did not kill a single Pak soldier as falsely claimed, they actually ended up killing a 7 year old girl, a 25 year old woman and a 50 year old man. It's routine habit for Indian forces to kill unarmed civilians and then making tall claims about killing terrorists. This is what they are doing in IOK. According to HRW, there are 1000's of unmarked graves in IOK. This is not stan saying, its HRW.
            1. H
              Oct 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm
              stan clearly knows Congress (I) of India will support their claims in any international forum. So they don't have to try hard. lt;br/gt;1) Indian media have selective memory, Diggy told RSS was behind, 26/11, Pak used this to substantiate their story in;br/gt;2) Chidu tried to fix RSS using NIA/CBI in samjautha express blast case, this was very helpful to Paklt;br/gt;3) Rahul told Safron terrorism is more dangerous than real terrorism. This too helped stan
              1. F
                Oct 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm
                We have reached a stage where one tends to believe the stanis. Never in its history has the BSF killed fifteen stanis after 1971. They have no proof .Do they really think that the nation will believe their claims?
                1. M
                  Mail Me
                  Oct 28, 2016 at 6:18 pm
                  You think your jihadists are made of metal that they wont die in intense firing??? Hahah stani insutions have no credibility. Of course, the street gang mentality that p0rki hi jra fauj suffers from will deny just they denied after losing half country in 1971, routing in Kargil, Osama being in stan.. long history of denial and than sheepishly they will start admitting..imagine stan army admitting casualties what will be left of them???? they have lost all wars and losing birder skirmishes will be catastrophic to maintain hollow fear they have created. Your army can never win, they are only good at suppressing civilian regimes and terrorism.
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