Srinagar, Aug 14: Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have killed two Pakistani soldiers in “retaliatory action” in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“In retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector, own troops carried out calibrated operations last night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” said Srinagar-based defense spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia, in a statement.
Earlier, an official said the Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by targeting Indian army’s Anil post, Cheetak Post, and Black Rock post with small arms along the LoC at around 7:15 am.
The soldiers manning these posts returned the fire effectively, he said.
The exchange of cross-border firing with small arms was going on when this report has been filed.
On Monday, a soldier of 20 Jat was killed while foiling an infiltration bid along the LoC in Tangdhar, army said.