Two Pak soldiers killed in retaliatory fire: Indian army
Kupwara: The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdar sector of frontier Kupwara district on Tuesday. Official sources said that Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and targeted several Indian army posts near Sadpora village in Tangdar sector of Kupwara at about 7am Tuesday. They said the fire was retaliated for an hour and at least two Pakistani soldiers were killed and several Pakistan army posts damaged.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara AS Dinkar confirmed to Kashmir Reader that Pakistani troops targeted several Indian posts near Sadpora village in Tangdar sector on Tuesday morning, which was retaliated and there was no loss of life or injury on the Indian side.
The army said that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in the retaliatory firing. Srinagar-based army spokesperson Colonel Rajash Kalia said that Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian army posts along the LoC in Tangdar sector. “In the retaliatory action, two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” Colonel Kalia said.
Local sources said that situation was tense in the area and people in nearby villages were asked to stay inside their homes and not go towards the border.
On Monday, a soldier of the Indian army was killed in cross-border firing in the area. Since then, there has been tension along the LoC in Tangdar sector.