Pakistan has denied that seven of its Rangers were killed by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) at the International Border in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.
Refuting BSF claims in this regard, General Asim Bajwa, Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted on Friday, “Indian claim of hitting or killing any Pakistani soldier/Ranger with firing at anytime of today at LOC/ working bdry absolutely false.”
In another tweet, General Asim Bajwa accused India of resorting to unprovoked firing on the working boundary.
“Indians resorted to unprovoked fire/shelling on working bdry in Shakargarh sec today.Pak Rangers befittingly responded.No loss on Pak side,” he said.
On Friday, the BSF had claimed that seven Pakistani Rangers were killed and three others were injured as BSF retaliated to mortar shelling and small arms fire from across the International Border at various places in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts.
“There is confirmed information of the killing of seven Pak Rangers and serious injury to three others,” a BSF spokesperson said.
An Indian army soldier was reportedly injured in the gun battler across LOC in Gali Maidan area of Sawjian sector, while a BSF jawan was injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani rangers in Hiranagar sector along the international border in Kathua district on Friday.