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Pakistani, Indian troops exchange fresh fire across LoC

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (KUNA) — Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fresh fire across the Line of Control (LoC) early on Monday as the Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across LoC in Pakistan administered Kashmir, said military.

According to a statement by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian troops yet again resorted to unprovoked firing after midnight across the LoC in town of Iftikharabad in Pakistan administered Kashmir. “Pakistani troops befittingly responded,” said the statement.

There were no reports of casualties on either side.

Pakistani and Indian troops last exchanged fire in the Bhimber sector of Kashmir on Saturday with no damage reported.

On Thursday, at least two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in Bhimber, Kel and Lipa sectors.

Indian military claimed to have conducted “surgical strikes” along the LoC that was denied by Pakistan military. “There has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India,” said Pakistan military spokesman, General Asim Bajwa.

Tension between the two nuclear-armed rivals has been high since Pakistan voiced its serious concerns over deteriorating human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) after weeks of clashes between Indian forces and protestors left around 100 Kashmiri people dead.

 

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