New Delhi, October 21: Pakistan on Friday evening denied claims regarding the killing of any Pakistani soldiers by Indian Border Security Forces at the Line of Control (LoC) in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. On Friday evening Pakistan issued a statement in which General Asim Bajwa, Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the claims made by Indian Army of hitting or killing any Pakistani soldier/Rangers with firing at the LOC are completely false. Asim Bajwa went on to say that India resorted to unprovoked firing at the International Border which was death by Pakistani soldiers.
“Indians yet again resorted to unprovoked firing at Karela sector at LoC at 2055 hrs. Befitting response being given by Pakistani troops. The firing was continuing till filing of this report,” ISPR statement has been quoted by Geo News. The statement further said that there was no loss of life from Pakistan’s side. Today evening a statement issued by BSF spokesperson said that during the cross-border firing seven Pakistani Rangers were killed and three others were injured as BSF retaliated to mortar shelling and small arms fire from the LoC at various places in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts. “There is confirmed information of the killing of seven Pak Rangers and serious injury to three others,” BSF spokesperson further added.
During the gun-battle, an Indian army soldier was also injured in Gali Maidan area ofSawjian sector, while a BSF jawan was injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani Rangers in Hiranagar sector along the international border in Kathua district on Friday. Also Read – BSF kills 7 Pakistani rangers,1 terrorist in retaliatory fire, gives befitting reply to Pakistan
For more than two dozens time Pakistan has violated ceasefire at the international border after Indian army conducted surgical strikes and killed terrorists in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. On September 18, Indian army conducted surgical strikes against the terrorist launch pads in response to the Uri attack that claimed lives of 19 soldiers. Almost a month after surgical strikes, Pakistan had denied India’s claim and said two of their soldiers died in cross-border firing.