Indian unprovoked firing on Line of Control kills 3, says Pakistan
Ghafoor said that Pakistan Army responded effectively to the Indian firing and there were reports of �Indian casualties as well in exchange of fire�.
On Monday, Pakistan Army said that its three soldiers were killed in “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC).
In a Facebook post, army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said that unprovoked firing from India on LoC in Thoob sector near Bhimber.
He said three soldiers who were “critically injured” in the LoC firing have died. Ghafoor said that Pakistan Army responded effectively to the Indian firing and there were reports of “Indian casualties as well in exchange of fire”.
Pakistan dailies also reported saying " Three Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom in the wake of unprovoked firing by Indian forces across the Line of Control on Monday."
Pakistani media further said "Of late, India has been violating the ceasefire along the LoC and the Working Boundary, which the Pakistan Army and Rangers respond to in a fitting manner."
"Earlier this month, a 25-year-old labourer named Ashfaq was martyred as a result of Indian firing in Khuiratta sector," the report added.
This is the first India-Pakistan clash in months since new Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa took over the command of Pakistan’s powerful army in November last year from General Raheel Sharif.