Three “terror” camps have been destroyed and 6-10 Pakistani soldiers killed in an attack by the army in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Sunday, news agency ANI quoted Army Chief General Bipin Rawat as having said.
According to report he said the attack was in retaliation to the cross-border firing in Tangdhar by Pakistan, which was trying to infiltrate militants.
Two army men and a civilian died in cross LoC firing, which took place after midnight in Tangdhar, reports quoted officials as having said. Three others were injured in the attack.
“Last evening, an attempt was made in Tangdhar to infiltrate militants. We retaliated. Pakistan carried out an attack, firing at our post in which we did suffer, but before they could attempt the infiltration,” General Rawat was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.
“It was decided that we target that terror camps across (the Line of Control). We had the coordinates of these camps. We have caused severe damage to terrorists’ infrastructure across,” he said.
“6-10 Pakistani soldiers have been killed, 3 camps have been destroyed,” he added.
Rejecting reports,Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said, “Pakistan categorically rejects Indian media reports about alleged launchpads being targeted by India along the LoC.”
“Pakistan has called upon the P-5 countries (permanent members of the United Nations Security Council) to ask India to provide information about the terror launchpads. It said Pakistan is willing to arrange a visit of the P5 diplomats to those locations to expose falsehood,” India Today quoted Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman as saying.
Pakistan Army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor also rejected the reports saying the Indian media is “falsely claiming” targeting of alleged terror camps.
Meanwhile, Pakistan summoned Indian envoy Gaurav Ahluwalia to condemn the firing by Indian troops that it said killed five civilians along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jura, Shahkot and Nausehri Sectors, India Today reported.