Kashmir: Five Indian soldiers killed as Pak Army responds to ceasefire violation

Kashmir: Five Indian soldiers killed as Pak Army responds to ceasefire violation

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MUZAFFARABAD: An exchange of firing took place on Saturday between the Pakistan Army and Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) near Tatta Pani.

At least five Indian soldiers were killed when the Pakistan military responded to a ceasefire violation, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The Pakistan military also destroyed several bunkers of the Indian army, injuring many troopers stationed there.

The violation came a day after the United Nations expressed concerns over escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following unprovoked Indian firing across the LoC which killed at least two civilians on June 1.

“The situation (in Kashmir) continues to be of concern to us,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guetteres’ spokesperson said in response to a question by a Pakistani journalist at the regular noon briefing. “The secretary general is monitoring the situation … he is watching,” spokesperson Stephane Dujarric added.

At least two people were martyred and six others – including four women – injured by unprovoked firing by the Indian forces along the LoC on June 1.

According to Rawalakot Deputy Commissioner Tahir Mumtaz, Indian troops violated truce along the LoC while targeting civilian areas of Battal, Jandrot and Mandhol in Rawalakot district of AJK.

“Two civilians, namely Azar Ahmad and Fazal Ahmad, embrace martyrdom while four women, Jabeen Maqbool, Faiza Kabeer, Nasreen Akhter and Tayeeba Haneef, and two men, Malik Muhammad Jameel and Muhammad Safeer, received injuries.”__Tribune.com

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