The Indian Army claimed its Pakistani counterpart had initiated unprovoked firing.
ISLAMABAD (AP): The Pakistan Army has said that the Indian Army gunned down two of its soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday. The Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan Army’s official media wing, said its soldiers were responding to the Indian firing and had damaged Indian posts.
The situation on the Kashmir frontier remained tense on Thursday.
Pakistan’s army said in a statement that Pakistani troops returned fire after coming under attack and “substantial” damage was caused to the Indian posts.
It was unclear whether Indian troops suffered any casualties.
The latest skirmishes came two weeks after Pakistan army claimed it killed five Indian soldiers when it destroyed their post in Kashmir in retaliation against Indian sniper fire that struck a school van, killing the driver.
Both sides accuse the other of initiating the firing in Kashmir.