1. Pakistan Army says no loss of life in firing at border

Pakistan Army says no loss of life in firing at border

Pakistan Army today claimed that there was no loss of life on its side in firing at the border, contradicting the BSF's assertion that it had killed 7 Pakistan Rangers personnel and a terrorist while retaliating to a ceasefire violation on the International Border.

By: | Islamabad | Published: October 21, 2016 11:38 PM
Pakistan Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, resorted to sniper attacks at Indian posts at Hira Nagar in Kathua at around 9.35 AM, the BSF said. (Source: Reuters)

Pakistan Army today claimed that there was no loss of life on its side in firing at the border, contradicting the BSF’s assertion that it had killed 7 Pakistan Rangers personnel and a terrorist while retaliating to a ceasefire violation on the International Border.

“Indians resorted to unprovoked fire/shelling on working boundary in Shakargarh sector today. Pak Rangers befittingly responded. No loss on Pak side,” Director General Inter- Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted.

“Indian claim of hitting or killing any Pakistani soldier/Ranger with firing at anytime of today at LOC/working boundary absolutely false,” he said.

His remarks came after BSF said it had killed 7 personnel of Pakistan Rangers and a terrorist while retaliating to a ceasefire violation on the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir in which one BSF jawan was injured.

Pakistan Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, resorted to sniper attacks at Indian posts at Hira Nagar in Kathua at around 9.35 AM, the BSF said.

The Indian border guarding force launched an aggressive offensive against the Pakistani firing, BSF said in a release, adding that seven Rangers and a terrorist were shot dead in the retaliatory firing.

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