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Posted at: Oct 20, 2019, 9:33 AM; last updated: Oct 20, 2019, 7:55 PM (IST)

5 Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory firing by Army

2 jawans, civilian die in truce violation in J-K's Kupwara
5 Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory firing by Army
Three civilians were also injured in the firing by Pakistani troops. Tribune file

Amit Khajuria

Tribune News Service

Jammu, October 20

Two Indian soldiers and a civilian as well as five Pakistan Army men were killed as troops of Indian and Pakistan exchanged fire in Kupwara district’s Tanghar sector in Kashmir on Sunday morning, official sources said.     

The Indian Army fired back at Pakistani troops after the latter’s unprovoked firing to help a group of militants infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from the Pakistani side, the sources said, adding that three civilians on the Indian side were wounded in Pakistan’s firing, the sources said. 

The Indian Army resorted to heavy artillery fire, also targeting several terrorist camps along the LoC in PoK, sources said.  

“Unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Tangdhar Sector. Own troops retaliated strongly causing heavy damage and casualties to the enemy. Two own soldiers martyred . Pakistan also targeted civilian areas killing one and injuring three civilians. Indian Army salutes their supreme sacrifice, ” the Army in a statement said. — with PTI

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