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Army claims destroying Pakistani post, killing 7 Pak soldiers

Indian Army today claimed to have killed seven Pakistani Army-men, including a Major, and injuring four others while retaliating a ceasefire violation in Mendhar sector. A Pakistani post along the LoC in Poonch district was also claimed destroyed.

“Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC and resorted to shelling on forward posts in Jaglote belt in Mendhar sector early today,” a senior Army officer was quoted as saying by PTI.

“Indian troops guarding the LoC took positions and targeted the Pakistani post involved in the ceasefire violation in Kotli by retaliatory action of heavy shelling,” he said.

In the retaliation, seven Pakistani soldiers were killed and four other soldiers injured, the officer said, adding the dead included a Major.

The retaliation also comes after an Indian Army solider was killed in Pakistan firing along the LoC in Rajouri district on Saturday last.

The action comes on a day when Army claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid near the LoC in Uri sector, killing five Jaish-e-Mohammad militants.

In a stern message to Pakistan, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today said the Army was ready to escalate military offensive against militant groups if the neighbouring country forces it do so and asserted that no anti-India activities will be allowed to succeed in the state.

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