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Indian firing was planned: Pakistan

Defence Minister, Khawaja Asif, said Indian forces fired using small weapons in three sectors of the Line of Control (LoC)

Surgical Strike

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Soldiers guarding a border area
Soldiers guarding a border area

The Indian firing across the LoC on September 29 was "deliberate" and had been "planned beforehand", Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said.

Condemning the Indian firing that killed two Pakistani soldiers and injured nine others, Asif said the Indian forces fired using small weapons in three sectors of the Line of Control (LoC).

The Pakistan Army gave a "befitting response" to the Indian firing, an official statement quoted the minister as saying.

Asif made no reference to the "surgical strikes" India said it carried out on terrorist launch pads on the LoC, which divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two countries.

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First Published: Thu, September 29 2016. 14:20 IST