Srinagar, July 16: At least 5 Pakistani soldiers were killed after Special Forces of Army targeted their vehicle along the Line of Control (LoC) in Furikiyan sector in district Kupwara today.
Sources said that Special Forces of Army (Paras) targeted a Pakistani army vehicle on Neelam Valley road today. The vehicle that was targeted by the Special Forces fell into Kishan Ganga river called as Neelam river by Pakistan which is the LoC in the sector.
They said five soldiers drowned in the river and one body has been recovered so far. “Pakistani troops were seen searching for the bodies in the river”, they said.
Pakistani troops later targeted forward posts of Army but there was no loss of life. The intermittent firing in the area continued.
Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed the incident and said that Indian Army targeted an army vehicle which fell in the river at Athmuqam in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The ISPR said the body of one of the soldiers had been found while the search for the others was under way.
“Pakistani troops effectively responded to the ceasefire violation”, the ISPR added.