The Indian army said it had destroyed four Pakistani military posts on Saturday across the Line of Control in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries. The attack came a day after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura sector.
“Four Pak posts destroyed in massive fire assault in Keran Sector. Heavy casualties inflicted,” the Indian army’s Northern Command said in a statement on its Twitter account late on Saturday. Heavy casualties have been inflicted on the Pakistani side, he said, without giving further details.
The firing assault comes in retaliation to ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the Keran sector earlier in the day, in which one BSF jawan and a civilian woman were injured.
On Saturday night at the International Border of Jammu, firing started from Pakistan side in RS Pura which continued intermittently till 3 am. According to ANI, the BSF retaliated appropriately.
At 2 am Pakistan started firing in Hiranagar and Samba which continue till 6 am intermittently. No loss of BSF or civilians has been reported so far.
The Indian Army had promised retribution after a jawan was mutilated by the terrorists in an encounter near the Line of Control in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists mutilated the jawan’s body, apparently beheading him, before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing provided by the Pakistan Army.