India claims killing eight along Kashmir border

No shot fired from Pakistani side of LoC: FO

Observer Report

Srinagar/Islamabad—The Indian army claimed to have blocked an attempt by militants to cross into occupied Kashmir, days after a deadly raid on a military base in the territory.
“A group of 10-12 terrorists attempted to infiltrate the Uri sector. They were intercepted and the infiltration bid was foiled,” said army spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia, referring to the same area where Sunday’s attack took place.
The Press Trust of India news agency said 10 suspected militants had been killed in the incident but this could not immediately be confirmed.
Meanwhile, an hour after the Indian media claimed troops of its country had exchanged fire with Pakistani soldiers alongside the disputed border in Kashmir, Foreign Office spokesperson denied the reports, saying no shot had been fired by Pakistan.
“There seems to be some activity across the border but there has been no activity from our side, not one shot fired from here,” Nafees Zakaria told Reuters.
Meanwhile, a senior Army official in Azad Kashmir’s capital of Muzaffarabad said there was no firing along the Line of Control, the de facto border where thousands of Indian and Pakistani troops face off against each other. Both sides were on high alert and strengthening their positions, he added.
Earlier, Indian army spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia had said there had been a “ceasefire violation” near Uri, where Sunday’s attack took place, but gave no further details. Uri is near the Line of Control which divides the disputed territory.—Reuters

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