Pakistan Army has released a video showing destruction of Indian posts alongside the Line of Control (LoC) in held Kashmir.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the posts were targeted in response to India’s unprovoked firing on innocent citizens across the Pakistani side of the border.
The military’s media wing claimed to have killed at least five Indian soldiers and wounded several more in Tatta Pani sector near Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) in response to continued ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the LoC on Saturday.
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The latest border skirmish between the two nations occurred just a day after the United Nations expressed concern over escalating tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
Last month, Indian forces claimed to have destroyed a Pakistani bunker along the LoC in retaliation of alleged mutilation of bodies of two Indian soldiers. Pakistan Army denied accusations.
Four killed as Indian troops foil attack on camp in IOK
Indian forces have killed at least five civilians and wounded another 30 on the Pakistani side of the LoC in more than 400 ceasefire violations since the year began, ISPR data shows. At least five of the civilians have been wounded in Indian army shelling since June 1.
Indian troops also fired upon a vehicle carrying UN observers who were visiting the LoC to verify Pakistan’s claim of Indian provocation. Some defence analysts believe the new wave of unabated LoC violations by Indian troops are part of a bid to divert international attention from the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), which has witnessed heightened unrest since Indian security forces killed young separatist leader Burhan Wani last July.
Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since their independence from Britain in 1947. Both claim the territory in full and have fought two wars over the mountainous region. An armed rebellion that started in the region in 1989 has left tens of thousands, mostly civilians, dead.
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Kashmiris have been increasingly joining rebel ranks since the shooting death of Wani. More than 30 militants have been killed by Indian soldiers since then, prompting more frequent clashes between rebels and government forces.