Pakistani troops ambush on LoC, 5 Indian soldiers killed

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SRINAGAR

Five Indian soldiers were killed in an attack by Pakistani troops along the Line on Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the official sources said on Tuesday.

 “Was briefed early this morning about news that 5 of our soldiers had been killed on the LoC, My heartfelt condolences to their next of kin,” Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in a Tweet.

“These incidents don’t help efforts to normalise or even improve relations with Pak & call in to question the Pak Govt’s recent overtures,” he further said in his Tweet.

Five Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush by Pakistan soldiers in the Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir. Sources said the Pakistanis entered Indian territory for the attack last night.

Sources said the Indians attacked were on patrol duty along the LoC in what the army describes as “an area domination exercise” in the Chakandabad area of Poonch.

The assault is likely to impact plans for a resumption of peace talks between India and Pakistan.

“It is a sad incident. If Pakistan wants better ties with India then this is not the way,” said Minister of State for Home RPN Singh.

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