In response to ceasefire violations from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian army killed at least eight Pakistan Army soldiers were killed in retaliatory firing on Friday.
“The list of Pakistan Army soldiers killed includes 2-3 Pakistan Army Special Service Group (SSG) commandoes,” Indian Army sources said.
“10-12 Pakistan Army soldiers injured in the Indian Army firing in which a large number of Pakistan Army bunkers, fuel dumps, and launch pads have also been destroyed.”
Earlier on Friday, at least four security forces personnel, including a BSF sub-inspector, were killed in multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC.
“Four civilians have also been killed in the multiple ceasefire violations reported from Gurez sector to Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir,” officials said. Many others have been injured.
Indian Army sources said around 10 to 12 Pakistan Army soldiers have been injured in the Indian Army firing. A large number of Pakistan Army bunkers, fuel dumps and launch pads have been destroyed, Indian Army sources have claimed.
The escalation in tensions came only five days after three Indian troops and three terrorists were killed in an exchange along the LoC.