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Army destroys four Pakistani posts in massive assault across LoC, inflicts heavy casualties

Updated: Oct 30, 2016 08:38 IST

Srinagar [India], Oct. 30 (ANI): The Army on Saturday launched retaliatory fire assaults at Pakistan Army positions, inflicting massive damage across the border by destroying four Pakistani posts in a massive assault across the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran Sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir.

An army official said Saturday night that heavy casualties have been inflicted on the Pakistani side.

The Indian forces retaliated after Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire repeatedly in Kathua and RS Pura sector along the International Border on Saturday. A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Machil Sector.

An Indian soldier was also killed on Friday and his body was mutilated by terrorists in an attack near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. The army had said "the incident will be responded to appropriately", adding the attackers had fled into Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir "under the cover of heavy firing by Pakistan army".

Sepoy Mandeep Singh, who died in the attack, was 27 years old. The attack took place under cover fire provided by the Pakistan Army. One terrorist was killed in the strike.

The attack came hours after the Border Security Force (BSF) said 15 Pakistani soldiers had been killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian troops after ceasefire violation along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singht has assured the nation that BSF and army are giving a befitting reply to Pakistan. Stating that India will not be let down, he said the people are being able to celebrate Diwali only because of the jawans.

Four Army and three BSF personnel have been killed in the latest escalation along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)