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Pakistan accuses India of lying, denies mutilating bodies of soldiers

Two Indian soldiers were beheaded earlier today after an alleged ceasefire violation by Pak forces

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

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Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Poonch district after a ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Army on Monday denied mutilating the bodies of two Indian security personnel, which has evoked a sharp reaction in

"Army did not commit any ceasefire violation on as alleged by Indian blame of mutilating Indian soldiers' bodies is also false," a statement from the Army's wing said.

"Pakistan Army is a highly professional force and will never disrespect a soldier," it said.

In a barbaric attack, an army junior commissioned officer (JCO) and a head constable were killed and their bodies mutilated by a Pakistan army team which sneaked about 250 metres into the Indian territory along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan's Border action team (BAT) crossed into the Indian side as the Pakistan Army launched heavy rocket and mortar firing on two forward posts in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch.

The incident evoked a sharp reaction in with Defence Minister Arun Jaitley saying such attacks do not even take place during war and that the whole country has full faith in the armed forces.

"Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act. The Indian government strongly condemns this act. The whole country has full faith in our armed forces which will react appropriately to the act," Jaitley said.

First Published: Mon, May 01 2017. 22:01 IST