Three Pakistani soldiers, including an officer, killed in counter-offensive by Indian Army along LoC
Three Pakistani Army soldiers were killed in retaliatory action by the Indian troops on the LoC.
Delhi: Three Pakistani Army soldiers were killed in retaliatory action by the Indian troops along the LoC, as per media reports.
One of the soldiers killed is a Pakistani officer.
Those killed were identified as Captain Taimoor Ali Khan, Havaldar Mushtaq Hussain and Lance Naik Ghulam Hussain by a statement issued by the Pakistani Army, as per PTI.
Indian Army had today launched a counter-offensive against Pakistan along the LoC after three soldiers were killed, with body of one of them mutilated in a cross-LoC attack.
The offensive came hours after the Indian Army had vowed 'heavy retribution' to the attack on its soldier.
Brigadier General Staff (BGS) of Northern Command, Brig PS Gotra said today that Indian Army had launched a counter-offensive along the LoC in retaliation to yesterday's offensive in Machhil sector of Kashmir.
Indian Army posts are responding strongly and giving a befitting reply, Defence PRO Manish Mehta said, as per PTI.
Pakistan Army also fired at Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors.
A senior BSF officer said, "Two BSF jawans suffered minor injuries in ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops along LoC in Bhimbher Gali area of Rajouri district at 0945 hours."
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This is the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier in the same sector since October 28.
On that day, terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, had crossed the Line of Control and killed an Indian army jawan and mutilated his body in Macchil sector.One attacker was killed in that incident.
(With PTI inputs)