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J&K: At Least 8 Pakistani Army Soldiers Killed in Retaliation for Indian Army Shooting, Sources Say | India News

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NEW DELHI: At least 7-8 Pakistani army soldiers died on Friday in retaliation for shooting by the Indian army in response to ceasefire violations from across the Line of Control, army sources said.
According to the ANI news agency, sources added that the list of Pakistani Army soldiers who died includes 2-3 commandos from the Special Service Group (SSG).
The sources added that several Pakistani armies were injured during the firefight in which a large number of Pakistani Army bunkers, fuel depots and launch pads were also destroyed.
Earlier today, three members of the Indian security forces were among six people killed in multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) from the Gurez sector to the sector of Uri from Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
They said Pakistani troops fired mortars and other weapons.
In the Nambla sector of Uri, two army soldiers were killed in the Pakistani gunfire, officials said.
A BSF deputy inspector was also killed in the Haji Peer sector while a jawan was injured, they said.
Two civilians were killed in the Kamalkote sector in the Uri area of ​​Baramulla district, while a woman died in the Balkote area in the Haji Peer sector of Uri, they added.
Officials said several people were injured in the Pakistani assault.
They said that apart from several locations in Uri, the ceasefire violations were reported from Izmarg in the Gurez sector of the Bandipora district and the Keran sector of the Kupwara district.
A defense spokesman said the Army thwarted an infiltration attempt, which was aided by the violation of the ceasefire, throughout the LoC in the Keran sector.
Almost all BSF units throughout the LoC are facing heavy gunfire since morning and effective retaliation has been mounted by troops, artillery regiment and supporting weapons, said a senior officer of the strength.
The BSF works under the operational command of the Army in the LoC.
(With contributions from the agency)

Times of India

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