Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian shelling across LoC in Kashmir

Vastavam web: Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday when their army vehicle was struck by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) that separates parts of Kashmir held by both countries, the Pakistani military said.India’s ministry of defence Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Kalia said he had no knowledge of the incident.”Indian troops targeted an army vehicle moving along LoC … The vehicle fell into the river and four soldiers have drowned,” Pakistan’s military said in a statement.

One body has been recovered from the Neelum River and a search is underway for the remaining three, the military said.In November a civilian bus was hit by Indian firing in the same region, killing 12 people.In May India accused Pakistani forces of killing two soldiers patrolling the LoC and mutilating their bodies.Pakistan’s military denied the allegations and said it had not committed ceasefire violations.India accuses Pakistan of backing Islamist militants and encouraging them to attack Indian forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir and, occasionally, in other parts of India.