Pakistan denies killing of Rangers, says India resorted to unprovoked firing

"Indians resorted to unprovoked firing in Shakargarh sector today, Pakistan Rangers befittingly responded to the attack," the Pakistan official said.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 21, 2016 10:00 pm
Jammu: Mortar shells fired from across the LOC by Pakistan in village Panjgrain, Rajouri district in Jammu on Thursday. PTI Photo(PTI10_20_2016_000063A) Jammu: Mortar shells fired from across the LOC by Pakistan in village Panjgrain, Rajouri district in Jammu on Thursday. PTI Photo

Pakistan on Friday denied claims regarding killing of any Pakistan soldier by India at the International Border in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued today, General Asim Bajwa, Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the Indian Army’s claim of hitting or killing any Pakistan soldier/Ranger with firing at anytime today at LOC/ working boundary are absolutely false. The Pakistan official went on to say that India resorted to unprovoked firing which was dealt by Pakistan soldiers.

“Indians resorted to unprovoked firing in Shakargarh sector today. Pakistan Rangers befittingly responded to the attack. There have been no loss on Pakistan side,” said Bajwa in the statement.

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A statement issued by BSF spokesperson earlier on Friday said that seven Pakistani Rangers were killed and three others were injured as BSF retaliated to mortar shelling and small arms fire from across the International Border at various places in Kathua, Samba and Jammua districts. “There is confirmed information of the killing of seven Pak Rangers and serious injury to three others,” a BSF spokesperson said.

According to reports, an Indian army soldier was also injured in the gun battler across LOC in Gali Maidan area of Sawjian sector, while a BSF jawan was injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani rangers in Hiranagar sector along the international border in Kathua district on Friday.

In the aftermath of the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army along the LoC, there has been an escalation in ceasefire violation by Pakistan and terrorist attacks have taken place in several districts in Jammu and Kashmir. India conducted surgical strikes against the terrorist launch pads along the LoC in response to the Uri attack which claimed the lives of 19 soldiers. Pakistan had earlier also denied India’s claim of surgical strikes in Pakistan.

(With inputs from ANI)

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  1. M
    Oct 22, 2016 at 12:24 am
    The present government can take a decisive stand on Pak's stand on terrorism.
    1. M
      Oct 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm
      With the initial euphoria with the much publicised 'surgical strikes' quelled the interest of the media and the public. The politicians in power got their required push to gain in the vote banks. Only the neglected lot is the Armed Forces who have accustomed in giving the daily causality reports to the public officially which was never in practice in the past. Even a sick politicians health bullion is a top secret but the Army action is not so even if it's much of the help to the ever scheming Pak Army. They need not recruit the spies to know our Army's plan of actions as our media readily gives it in print and the TV on hourly basis. The public is bit disappointed as the Army actions are not as y as that of the Bollywood movie trailers and the stunts by the dupes and sophisticated modern weapons never seen anywhere in the world. stan and the world is watching the Tamasha gleefully. The craft of war, public taste, political gains and the media discussions took a new turn, but the life of the Veterans and the Serving Soldiers are the same, much neglected.
      1. b
        bhanojirao, p.
        Oct 21, 2016 at 11:11 pm
        Our press....tes become mouth piece of pigistan.
        1. B
          Bir Chilarai
          Oct 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm
          This is great for us. We can keep killing their people and they will keep denying it. What more could we want?
          1. S
            Oct 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm
            Porki forces are busy slapping female journalists , video is going viral on youtube .
            1. S
              Oct 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm
              It is just expecting too much that stan will accept the fact their Rangers were killed.What no one knows is no stani nowdays Joins Pak defence the country is defended by Terrorists their terrorists are not even given respectable funeral for defending their country.
              1. M
                Oct 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm
                Porki Pigs keep on denying everything. A wretched country filled with liars, fanatics and suicide bombers.
                1. R
                  Oct 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm
                  These are the same people who denied the bodies of their own armymen killed during kargil war. stan is a pathetic spineless loser who thinks that the world is dark if they have their eyes closed.
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