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Pakistan summons Indian HC over killing of seven soldiers

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:41 IST

After reports of seven Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian troops across LoC surfaced on 14 November, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry has summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale in Islamabad.

Earlier today, nter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that seven Pakistani soldiers were killed at the Line of Control (LoC) in cross border firings by Indian soldiers late last night.

Responding to Indian firing, said ISPR, Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts.

"We strongly condemn continuous unprovoked #CFVbyIndia @Bhimber Sec, resulting in martyrdom of 7 Pakistani soldiers. Pakistan Army responding in befitting manner. We salute our valiant soldiers who render ultimate sacrifices for national cause," Pakistan Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nafees Zakaria said in a series of tweets.

On 9 November, an Indian soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in the Machhal sector of Jammu and Kashmir last week; while on November 8, one soldier was killed and two others were injured as Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing in Nowshera sector.

More than 100 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have had happened so far, following India's surgical strike across the LoC on 29 September.

Also read: Islamabad claims Indian troops killed 7 Pakistani soldiers in ceasefire violation

Meanwhile, Pakistan violated ceasefire today in Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors, to which the Indian troops gave a befitting reply.

Ceasefire violation has also been reported by Pakistan in Planwala sector of Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir.


First published: 14 November 2016, 4:46 IST