Pakistan accused that 7 of its soldiers were killed on Sunday night in a ceasefire by Indian troops. The ceasefire occurred along the Line of Control in Bhimber sector of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
In a statement, the Pakistani army said they responded to the Indian firing and targeted Indian posts. They claimed mostly Pakistani civilians killed in the firing.
On Monday, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement, “Seven soldiers embraced shahadat (martyrdom) at LoC in Bhimber sector in cross-fire violation by Indian troops late last night. Pakistani troops while responding to Indian unprovoked firing targeted Indian posts effectively.”
Last week, Pakistan Foreign Office issued a statement, in which it said the death of civilians from alleged Indian shelling has risen to 25% in the past few weeks.
Pakistan has summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner. They lodged a protest against the ‘unprovoked’ firing by the Indian forces along the LoC on 7th November.
The firing caused the death of 3 civilians, including a woman and four others were injured.
A news report stated that after India’s surgical strikes, Pakistani troop violated the ceasefire 99 times along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani troops targeted the Indian posts and civilian areas.
According to a senior Army officer, there were 83 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani army along the LoC in Jammu region which falling under 16 Army Corps area. He said, in Kashmir region, as many as 16 ceasefire violations took place by the Pakistani troops which falling under 15 Army Corps area.
Cross-border firing along the Line of Control have been a repeated outbreaks. Both sites frequently reporting deaths and injuries due to the ceasefire violations.