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3 Pakistan soldiers killed in ceasefire violations, says Army, refutes claims of 5 Indian casualties

File photo. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI New Delhi Aug 15, 2019, 10.38 PM (IST)

Indian Army on Thursday said three Pakistani soldiers were killed in punitive proactive response after ceasefire violations by Pakistan Army.

Ceasefire violations are still taking place in Uri and Rajouri sectors, Army sources said.

Sources in the Indian Army also refuted claims made by Pakistani Army that five Indian soldiers were killed in the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control.

Earlier in the day, Pakistani Army while admitting that three of its soldiers were killed in the ceasefire violations had claimed that five Indian soldiers were also killed.

Pakistan had violated the ceasefire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir earlier. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia over alleged ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).

He was summoned by Mohammad Faisal, Pakistan's Director General for South Asia and SAARC, over the alleged incidents.

The development came amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after the former's action to reorganize Jammu and Kashmir and remove provisions in Article 370, which gave special status to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

New Delhi has repeatedly urged Pakistan to "respect" the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement. However, Pakistan has regularly violated a ceasefire along the LoC.