Pakistan today claimed that four of its citizens were killed and seven others injured when Indian troops targeted a passenger bus near the Line of Control, taking the death toll in such incidents to 11 since last week. Four civilians were killed while seven others injured in the shelling near Dhudnial in Neelam valley, Pakistan army said in a statement.
The Indian side, however, said that two BSF jawans injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Bhimber Gali in Rajouri. Meanwhile, Pakistan yesterday rejected as “false” and “baseless” the charges that the body of an Indian soldier was mutilated by Pakistani soldiers in a cross LoC-attack.
Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in a series of tweets said the reports about the mutilation were aimed at maligning Pakistan.
“Pakistan strongly rejects the false & baseless Indian media reports regarding the alleged mutilation of an Indian solider on the LoC. These reports are a fabrication and a blatant attempt to malign Pakistan,” he had said.
Zakaria said as a professional force, Pakistan Army isn’t involved in any such “unethical & non-professional” activity. He had said the Pakistan Army never supported any such action.
However, he said, Pakistan is fully prepared and ready to respond to any misadventure across the LoC, Working Boundary or the International Border.