ISLAMABAD - Seven Indian Army soldiers have been hit at LoC in Pakistan Army retaliatory fire, Indian media has reported.
Seven Armymen were injured as Pakistan Army retaliated to Indian ceasefire violation in Balakote area of Poonch district throughout Sunday night.
Defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand, however, put the number of injured as four and said that the other three sustained “minor bruises’’. They were holding naka in an area near the LoC when a Pakistani shell landed nearby, he said, adding that the injured were evacuated to the hospital and their condition was stable.
The Indian troops initiated ceasefire violation around 10.30 pm. Since last month, there has been an escalation in ceasefire violations along the LoC with Indian troops resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling and firing.