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SRINAGAR: Pakistan on Wednesday claimed to have killed three Indian soldiers in “retaliatory firing” across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) claimed the army killed three Indian soldiers in “retaliatory firing” across the Line of Control (LoC) after Indian shelling left two civilians dead, reported Dawn News.
“There are reports that three Indian soldiers were killed and five injured [in retaliatory fire by Pakistani troops],” the ISPR said in a press release.
ISPR said Indian “unprovoked firing” in the Rawalakot and Chirikot sectors “targeted civilian populations” in the villages of Kahuta, Chaffar, Serian and Narakot.
“Pakistan army posts are effectively engaging Indian posts,”, ISPR said, adding that Indian posts had suffered heavy damage.
According to the report, a woman and her younger brother were killed and two others injured after Indian troops resorted to heavy shelling from across the LoC.
Shelling began at 6am in the Abbaspur sector of Poonch district and remained “intense and indiscriminate” until 9am, Qaisar Aurangzeb, assistant commissioner of the area, was quoted as saying by Dawn News.
One of the shells landed on the house of one Haji Sakhi Mohammad Kiyani in Chaffar village, killing his two children on the spot, he said. Their house was also badly damaged.
He identified the deceased as Zakia, 22, and Kashif, 20.