Rawalpindi (Agencies): Pakistan Army, while responding to firing by Indian troops targeting civilians, killed at least five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tatta Pani sector on Thursday night, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Five Indian soldiers were killed and many injured when Pakistani troops destroyed the Indian army post that was "targeting innocent citizens" in Tatta Pani (Hot Spring) sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir's southern Kotli district, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.
Indian Army post on LOC targeting innocent citizens destroyed by Pak Army troops in Tatta Pani (Hot Spring) sector. Five Indian soldiers killed, many injured. Indian terrorism against innocent citizens shall be responded befittingly. pic.twitter.com/MHWv4Xc97n— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 15, 2018
“Indian terrorism against innocent citizens shall be responded [to] befittingly,” he wrote. Ghafoor’s tweet also included a video showing the reported targeting of the Indian post.
The retaliation by the Army comes after Indian forces opened fire on a school van earlier on Thursday and martyred its driver.
In the action taken by Pakistani troops, the Indian post along the LoC was also destroyed and many other Indian soldiers were injured, added ISPR.
After the earlier attack on Thursday, the act was condemned by the Army spokesman. “Indian unethical and unprofessional approach across the LoC continues terrorising civilians.”
Major General Asif Ghafoor had reiterated that such attacks are a violation of the Geneva Convention and a clear violation of the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.