Amit Sharma , Poonch : Five Indian soldiers have died after they were ambushed by Pakistan soldiers in the Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir. Sources say the Pakistanis entered Indian territory for the attack last night.
Sources say the Indians attacked were on patrol duty along the Line of Control in what the army describes as “an area domination exercise” in the Chakandabad area of Poonch. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “Was briefed early this morning about news that 5 of our soldiers had been killed on the LOC. My heartfelt condolences to their next of kin. These incidents don’t help efforts to normalise or even improve relations with Pak & call into question the Pak Govt’s recent overtures.”
Pakistan on Tuesday denied it violated ceasefire agreements saying there was no firing from its side. “There was no indiscriminate firing from our side,” one security official told Reuters. Another official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to reporters, denied there had been an exchange of fire on the border between the nuclear powers. “There was no such incident whatsoever,” he said. “There was no firing on the border.”