Pakistan claims two of its army men killed in LoC firing

Indian Director-General of Military Operations, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said the Indian Army had conducted "surgical strikes" across the LOC to "safeguard" the country.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 29, 2016 6:21 pm
loc, india pakistan, pakistan army, indian army strike, indian army loc, indian army firing, india news, latest news A statement released by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations said, “At least two Army men were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire over the Line of Control. (Source: File Photo)

Pakistan has claimed that at least two of its army men were killed during the exchange of fire between the Indian and Pakistani troops. A statement released by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations said, “At least two Army men were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire over the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir,” along with adding that the exchange of fire continued for more than five hours.

The statement also said, “Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on the LoC in Bhimber, Hotspring Kel and Lipa sectors.”

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In a press conference held on Thursday, Indian Director-General of Military Operations Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said the Indian Army had conducted “surgical strikes” along the LoC to “safeguard” the country. Adding that he had spoken to Pakistan, the DGMO said that they were not planning to conduct any more strikes.

Singh also said that there have been no casualties on the Indian side adding “Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them.”

“We have recovered items including GPS which have Pakistani markings. Captured terrorists hailing from PoK or Pakistan have confessed to their training in Pakistan or in Pakistan controlled region,” Singh said referring to the capture of terrorists during infiltration attempts.

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