four jawans killed; Military hits Pakistan launch pads

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 13

Five security personnel, including a BSF Sub-Inspector and four Army jawans, were among 11 persons killed in multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) from Gurez to Uri sectors of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, officials said.

BSF Sub-inspector, 6 civilians killed too

  • A BSF Sub-Inspector killed along the LoC in Baramulla district in J&K
  • Six civilians die in truce violations by Pak along the LoC from Gurez to Uri sectors
  • Indian forces foil infiltration bid in Keran sector
  • Pak ammo & fuel dumps and terrorist launch pads damaged by Indian forces

India launched a counter-attack, killing six to seven Pakistani soldiers, including two SSG (Special Service Group) commandos, and injuring some 10 persons on the other side. Videos released by the Indian Army showed the enemy targets in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) being destroyed.

Light a diya as salute to soldiers, says PM

New Delhi: On Diwali eve, PM Narendra Modi appealed to the people to light a ‘diya’ as a “salute to soldiers”, for their exemplary courage. “This Diwali, let us also light a Diya as a #Salute2Soldiers who fearlessly protect our nation… We are also grateful to the families of those on the borders,” he tweeted.

Ministry of Defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said Pakistan used mortars and targeted civilian areas in India. “Our troops retaliated, causing casualties and substantial damage to Pakistan army’s infrastructure across the LoC. Several ammo and fuel dumps and multiple terrorist launch pads were damaged,” he said.

Strong reply: 6-7 Pakistani soldiers, including two SSG commandos, dead

Four Army personnel, a BSF Sub-Inspector and six civilians were killed in Pakistani action. “Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC spread across multiple sectors, including Dawar, Keran, Uri and Naugam. Suspicious movement was observed by our troops at the forward posts along the LoC in the Keran sector,” Col Kalia said.

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