Multiple videos shared by the Indian Army show the destruction of several Pakistani posts across the Line of Control after some of the most intense cross-border shelling broke out between Indian and Pakistani forces this year.
The videos show Indian anti-tank guided missiles and rockets hitting Pakistani bunkers spread across Uri, Naugaon, Tangdhar, Keran and Gurez in Baramullah, Kupwara and Bandipora districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Some of the targets hit also include Pakistani ammunition and fuel storage buildings and launch pads for terrorists to attempt infiltration across the Line of Control (LoC).
In another video, a Pakistani soldier is seen sprinting for safety as an anti-tank guided missile fired by the Indian Army flies towards a bunker. It scores a direct hit. Within seconds, two more missiles fired by the Indian Army hit the same bunker.
The Pakistani military started targeting Indian positions along the LoC in several sectors including Dawar, Keran, Uri and Naugam using mortars and other heavy weapons. Three civilians were killed in the attacks with several more injured.
Four security personnel; three from the Indian Army and one from the Border Security Force (BSF), were killed in action.
The Pakistani firing came as some terrorists tried to cross into India from Keran sector. The infiltration attempt was stopped by Indian troops in forward posts, said sources knowledgeable about the development. Indian Army sources believe seven Pakistani soldiers were killed and 12 were injured in India's retaliatory barrage.
The Indian Army Spokesperson commented on the development saying, "Pakistan initiated an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation along the LoC spread across multiple sectors to include Dawar, Keran, Uri and Naugam. Pakistan used Mortars & other weapons and deliberately targeted civilian areas."
"Three Indian Army soldiers have been Killed in Action (KIA) and three soldiers injured. The Nation salutes their supreme sacrifice. Own troops retaliated strongly causing substantial damage to Pakistan Army's infrastructure and casualities across the LoC. Several ammunition dumps, FOL dumps and multiple terrorists launch pads have been damaged." Added the official.
This was the second infiltration attempt within a week. The earlier infiltration attempt in Machhal sector on November 7-8 was also stopped and three terrorists were shot dead.
Pak Army Confirms Casualties
Pakistan's army said, on Friday that Indian troops resorted to "heavy firing" across the Line of Control (LoC), killing one Pakistani soldier and wounding five others.
In a statement, the Pakistan Army said that on November 13, Indian troops "opted for resorting to unprovoked and indiscriminate fire of all calibers, including artillery and heavy mortars, along LoC in various sectors”.
The firing killed one Pakistani soldier and injured five others, it said. It added that four civilians were also killed and 12 others injured. The statement said the Pakistani troops also targeted Indian posts along the LoC.
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