Pakistan army said that its three soldiers were killed in an unprovoked firing by Indian troops on Monday evening along the border area. This statement comes from Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR.) They said this incident happen on Monday on line of control (LOC) between India and Pakistan and Indian troops tried to make it a deadliest border clash. It is the first clash in this month since General Qamar Javed Bajwa took the command of country’s powerful military on November 2016 succeeding Raheel Sharif.
Pakistan army said three soldiers who were “critically injured” in the deadly clash firing have died. This incident occurred when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing on LOC in Thoob area near Bhimber in Jammu and Kashmir, army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said.
Army person Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Pakistan Army effectively responded to firing made by Indian army and there were reports of “Indian morality as well in exchange of fire”.
ISPR said the three slain soldiers were named as Naik Ghulam Rasool, Naik Imran zafar and Sepoy Imam Buksh. Last year on November 14, seven Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian army in cross border firing in Bhimber district of LOC. One another incident on 24 November in which three Pakistani soldiers were killed and in same incident Pakistan claimed the killing of seven Indian soldiers.
This exchange of fire have been periodically reported since the new year began. These types of incidents of cross border firing reported in last month of 2016 and simmered tension between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.
Following Uri attack in September 2016 , prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated a drive to isolate Pakistan. After this attack, India claimed to have conducted a ‘surgical strike’ against ‘launch pads of terror’ in Azad Jammu and Kashmir but Pakistan strongly rejected that claim.
Pakistan claim that India is attempting to divert the world’s attention away from the atrocities committed by government forces in the Kashmir which is under India. These two countries have locked the hornes over the Kashmir issue after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by government forces in July.