03 May 2017

News Story: Pakistan seeks India's "actionable evidence" on ceasefire violation, bodies' mutilation

ISLAMABAD, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan army on Tuesday urged India to provide "actionable evidence" to substantiate its claim of recent cease-fire violations and allegations that Pakistani troops have mutilated bodies of two Indian soldiers.

Indian officials claimed two soldiers were killed and "mutilated" in Kashmir in "unprovoked firing" by Pakistani forces at Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday morning.

The Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan and India on Tuesday discussed the issue after they established routine weekly Hotline Contact, the Pakistan army spokesman said.

"The DGMO Pakistan Army rejected baseless and unfounded Indian allegations of mutilation of Indian Army Soldier's bodies by Pakistan Army," the spokesman said in a statement.

"He reiterated that neither Cease Fire Violations (CFV) occurred in the sector nor crossing of LoC by own troops has taken place," he further said.

The fresh allegations came amid escalations along the LoC, the de facto border, between Pakistan and India in the disputed Kashmir region. The two rivals had declared ceasefire along the LoC in 2003, however, border forces of the two countries occasionally trade fire.

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