Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Four soldiers drown as Indian troops target Army vehicle: ISPR

Four soldiers drown as Indian troops target Army vehicle: ISPR

Pakistan violated the ceasefire on Monday morning along the Line of Control in Bhimber Gali sector in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The Pakistani side then lodged a protest over the alleged killing of some civilians on their side by Indian Army's retaliatory firing to Pakistani ceasefire violations, which was strongly denied by the Indian side. On July 12, two Jawans were killed in sniper fire by the Pakistani Army in Keran sector of north Kashmir.

The media wing of Armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), said the Army men were travelling through Neelam Valley in a jeep along the river near the Line of Control.

According to details, A vehicle of the Pakistan Army moving along the Neelum River at Athmuqam on Sunday was targeted by Indian force's unprovoked firing. "Four soldiers drowned. Body of one shaheed (martyred) recovered, search for remaining three in progress", he said.

The Indian side pointed out that all the ceasefire violations were being initiated by the Pakistan Army.

Tensions between the two nuclear neighbors has failed to ease after 19 Indian soldiers were killed in Indian-held Kashmir last month by militants India claimed had links with Pakistan. The Indian Army also emphasised on the "trend of infiltration along the LoC continued with the active support of Pakistan forward posts".

The ceasefire violation of Indian troops was accordingly responded, ISPR added.

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