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India Retaliates: Army Crosses LoC, Kills 3 Pakistani Soldiers

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| December 26 , 2017 , 14:00 IST

Two days after an Indian Army Major and 3 soldiers were killed in cross-border firing in Keri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian security forces on Monday responded to Pakistan's unprovoked firing along the LoC (Line of Control) killing 3 Pakistani soldiers, injuring one.

Although India maintains that the Pakistani soldiers were killed in counter firing, the publicity wing of the Pakistan Army, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) alleged that Indian soldiers killed three Pakistani troopers "in act of unprovoked fire" in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

"India initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC at Rakhchikri, Rawlakot sector. Three soldiers embraced shahadat (died).One injured," ISPR said on its website.

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On Saturday, 4 soldiers of the Indian Army, including a Major, were martyred in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in the Keri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The slain include 32-year-old Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas of 120 Infantry Brigade, 34-year-old Lance Naik Gurmail Singh from Amritsar, Punjab, Lance Naik Gurmeet Singh from Punjab and sepoy Pargat Singh, 30, from Karnal.

In the aftermath of the death of the 4 Indian Army soldiers due to ceasefire violation by Pakistan, Opposition slammed the central government, questioning its ability to protect the nation's borders.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said that the incident along the LoC on Saturday was an outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “flip-flops and somersaults” on Pakistan.