Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Military’s media wing Pakistan Army has released a video showing destruction of Indian posts alongside the Line of Control (LoC) in held Kashmir.
The posts were targeted in response to India’s unprovoked firing on innocent citizens across the Pakistani side of the border, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.
Ref PR285/17— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) June 3, 2017
Video clip showing destruction of Indian posts on LOC by Pak Army in response to unprovoked Indian firing on innocent citizens. pic.twitter.com/ceErT8KzlC
The ISPR claimed to have killed at least five Indian soldiers and wounded several more in Tatta Pani sector near Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) in response to continued ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the LoC on Saturday.
Between the two nations the latest border skirmish occurred just a day after the United Nations expressed concern over escalating tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
Indian forces claimed last month, to have destroyed a Pakistani bunker along the LoC in retaliation of alleged mutilation of bodies of two Indian soldiers but Pakistan Army denied accusations.
ISPR data shows that in more than 400 ceasefire violations since the year began, Indian forces have killed at least five civilians and wounded another 30 on the Pakistani side of the LoC. In Indian army shelling since June 1 has wounded at least five of the civilians.
PR285/17— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) June 3, 2017
Indian unprovoked CFV at Tatta Pani along LOC, violently responded. Indian bunkers destroyed, 5 Indian sldrs killed many injured.
Earlier, Indian troops also fired upon a vehicle carrying UN observers who were visiting the LoC to verify Pakistan’s claim of Indian provocation. Some defence analysts believe the new wave of unabated LoC violations by Indian troops are part of a bid to divert international attention from the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), which has witnessed heightened unrest since Indian security forces killed young separatist leader Burhan Wani last July.