New Delhi: The Indian Army carried out a cross border operation, killing three Pakistani soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rawlakot sector last night, Army sources said.
The strike by a small group of four-five Indian soldiers is seen as avenging killing of four Indian Army personnel in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Saturday.
The small team went around 200-300 metres inside the Line of Control and carried out the strike, the sources said.
The firing took place around 6 pm yesterday. One Pakistani soldier was also injured in the operation.
The incident comes two days after Pakistani troops killed the Indian Army major and three soldiers and injured another in Keri of Rajouri district.
Pakistan media, meanwhile reported that three Pakistani soldiers were killed and one was injured in cross-border shelling by Indian security forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
“The shelling occurred at Rukh Chakri sector in Rawlakot and received a strong response from Pakistani forces,” the DawnNews reported, quoting Pakistani military’s media wing the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
India had initiated the “unprovoked ceasefire violation” that led to an exchange of fire between the two countries’ border forces, the ISPR alleged.
The truce between India and Pakistan along the International Border, Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir came into force in November 2003.