Pakistan Claims 4 Soldiers Killed After Indian Shelling On Army Vehicle

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| July 17 , 2017 , 12:27 IST

The Pakistani military has claimed that their army vehicle was struck by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday which resulted in the vehicle falling into the river and the drowning of 4 soldiers.

"Indian troops targeted an army vehicle moving along LoC ... The vehicle fell into the river and four soldiers have drowned," Pakistan's military said in a statement.

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India's ministry of defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Kalia said he had no knowledge of the incident.

One body has been recovered from the Neelum River where the Pakistani Army vehicle fell into the water, and the search continues for the remaining 3, the military said.

In response to the alleged attack on the vehicle, Pakistan's military fired at Indian soldiers along the LoC.

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According to Pakistan media reports, a civilian bus had also been hit, allegedly by Indian firing, in the same region in November 2016, which resulted in the death of 12 people.  

Since the attack on India's Uri army base in September 2016 which led to the death of 19 soldiers was responded to by India with a surgical attack against militant launch pads in Pakistan, the frequency of ceasefire violations across the LoC has increased rapidly.