Islamabad: Indian HC summoned over killing of seven Pak soldiers

New Delhi: Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale in Islamabad, over the killings of seven Pakistani soldiers at the Line of Control (LoC) in retaliatory firings by Indian soldiers.

Earlier today, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that seven Pakistani soldiers were killed at the Line of Control (LoC) in cross border firings by Indian soldiers late last night.

Responding to Indian firing, said ISPR, Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts.

“We strongly condemn continuous unprovoked #CFVbyIndia @Bhimber Sec, resulting in martyrdom of 7 Pakistani soldiers.

Pakistan Army responding in befitting manner. We salute our valiant soldiers who render ultimate sacrifices for national cause,” Pakistan Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nafees Zakaria said in a series of tweets.

On November 9, an Indian soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in the Machhal sector of Jammu and Kashmir last week; while on November 8, one soldier was killed and two others were injured as Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing in Nowshera sector.

More than 100 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have had happened so far, following India’s surgical strike across the LoC on September 29th.

Meanwhile, Pakistan violated ceasefire today in Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors, to which the Indian troops gave a befitting reply.

Ceasefire violation has also been reported by Pakistan in Planwala sector of Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir.

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