Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Pakistan Army Claims To Have Thwarted Major Indian Aggression; Says Killed Nine Soldiers

Nine soldiers of the Indian Army were killed after Pakistan Army countered Indian aggression along the Line of Control, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) claimed on Sunday. EurAsian Times could not independently verify the claims.

Indian Army Launches Another Attack Inside Pakistan-Controlled-Kashmir: ANI Reports

At least six civilians and a Pakistani soldier were killed after Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC), according to Islamabad. Officials said that nine other civilians were injured, adding that this was the highest death toll in 2019 in a single day of Indian shelling from across the dividing line

In a series of tweets, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan destroyed two Indian bunkers after Indian forces deliberately targeted civilians in Jura, Shahkot and Nowshera sectors.

He 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 civilians 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.”

He asserted that India’s ceasefire violations would always garner a befitting response from Pakistan. “Pakistan Army shall protect innocent civilians along LOC & inflict unbearable cost to Indian Army,” he said.

Maj Gen Ghafoor said India’s attempts to lay the ground for a false flag operation and would “continue to be exposed with the truth.” He added that the Indian military was now “raising 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.

He condemned the Indian media for “falsely claiming to target alleged terror camps” in Pakistan. He challenged the Indians to “get access to Jammu and Kashmir and have the moral courage to cover damages caused by Pakistan Army.”

Maj Gen Ghafoor also advised the Indian journalists to learn from their Pakistani counterparts as he urged them to follow journalistic ethics and report with responsibility

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