Press Trust of India
SRINAGAR, 6 AUG: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said the killing of five Indian soldiers along the LoC in Poonch sector puts a question mark on Pakistan government’s overtures to India for improving ties.
“(I) was briefed early this morning about the news that five of our soldiers had been killed on the LoC. My heartfelt condolences to the next of the kin,” Mr Abdullah said on microblogging site Twitter.
“These incidents don’t help efforts to normalise or even improve relations with Pakistan and call into question the Pakistan’s government’s recent overtures,” he said.
Pakistani troops attacked an Indian post along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector late last night, killing five Indian soldiers.
Defence sources today said the Pakistani soldiers intruded into the Indian territory past midnight and ambushed the Sarla post on the Indian side of the LoC.