Pak denies firing at Indian troops in Poonch

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New Delhi, Aug 6: The Pakistani Army on Tuesday refuted crossing the Line of Control (LoC) in Chakan-da-Bagh sector and killing of five Indian soldiers in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"No such incident has taken place on the LoC," an official with the Army's Inter-Services Public Relations said.

"There was no indiscriminate firing from our side," one Pakistani security official told a news agency.

Another Pak Army official said, "There was no such incident whatsoever. There was no firing on the border."

Meanwhile, the Indian government has lodged a strong protest in this case and has summoned Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday asked the government not to talk with Pakistan after the Pak military killed five Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.

A Junior Commissioned Officer and four soldiers were killed and a sixth was wounded when Pakistani troops crossed the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district early Tuesday and ambushed a six-member Indian Army patrol.

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Sources said that the Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh is taking stock of the situation and he may visit LoC tomorrow.

While Condemning the attack, the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said, "Congress party and nation stand by the martyred soldiers. We will not be cowed down by such blatant acts of deceit."

India and Pakistan are to hold talks as part of their resumed dialogue process later this month.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his new Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif are to meet in New York in September.

OneIndia News

(With Agency inputs)

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