Nine Indian soldiers were killed and several others injured on Sunday as Pakistan Army “effectively responded” to the unprovoked ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in which five innocent civilians were martyred.
“Pakistan destroyed two Indian bunkers after Indian forces deliberately targeted civilians in Jura, Shahkot and Nousheri sectors,” said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor on his official Twitter account.
The ISPR DG said one Pakistani soldier and three civilians were martyred in the exchange of fire, while two soldiers and five civilians suffered injuries.
Two of the five injured succumbed to their injuries later, raising the number of civilian deaths to five.
Maj Gen Ghafoor said the Indian Army was targeting innocent civilians in “an attempt to justify their false claims of targeting alleged camps”.
The ISPR DG asserted that India’s ceasefire violations would always garner a befitting response from Pakistan. “Pakistan Army shall protect innocent civilians along LoC and inflict [an] unbearable cost on Indian Army,” he said.
Ghafoor said India’s attempts to lay the ground for a false flag operation would “continue to be exposed with [the] truth”, adding that the Indian military was now “raising a white flag” as it faced difficulties in retrieving the dead and evacuating the injured.
The ISPR chief warned the Indians to “think before initiating unprovoked CFVs” and urged them to “respect military norms” that call for protecting innocent civilians