Pakistan’s Army on Friday claimed it killed five Indian Soldiers after destroying the Indian post on Line of Control (LoC) in retaliation against sniper fire that struck a school van, killing the driver and traumatizing students.
Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Gafoor and other officials said the Indian post near Tatta Pani village was “destroyed” late Thursday after alleged sniper fire earlier in the day hit a school van carrying children in Pakistan administered Kashmir killing the driver and traumatizing students.
Ghafoor vowed that Pakistan will always respond to “Indian aggression against innocent citizens,”
In a tweet, Ghafoor late on Thursday shared a video clip purportedly showing bombing of the Indian Army Post and smoke billowing from the site after it was hit by fire.
An Army official in New Delhi said the Pakistan Army‘s claim is “baseless”. The Army has also said there was no ceasefire violation from its side on Thursday.
Pakistan says gunfire hit a Pakistani school van days after India claimed gunmen belonging to the Pakistan based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad were behind a weekend attack on an army camp in Jammu where suspected militants stormed the Sunjuwan Army camp leaving six Indian soldiers and one civilian dead.