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Pakistan denies firing at Indian soldiers in J&K

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 13:30

Zee Media Bureau

Islamabad: The Pakistani military on Tuesday denied ambushing the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch district late Monday night.

"No such incident has taken place on the LoC," an official with the Army`s Inter-Services Public Relations said.

Five Indian Army soldiers were killed by Pakistani troops who crossed the LoC in Chakan-da-Bagh sector of Poonch district.
"There was no indiscriminate firing from our side," one Pakistani security official told a news agency.

Another official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to reporters, denied there had been an exchange of fire on the border between the nuclear powers. "There was no such incident whatsoever," he said. "There was no firing on the border."

Pakistan has been violating the bilateral ceasefire between India and Pakistan that came into force in 2003.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took to his micro-blogging twitter site to express condolences to the families of the slain soldiers.

Omar also said incidents like this give the lie to Pakistan`s assertions of peace with India.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:51

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