Funeral prayer of the martyred Army soldiers who were killed in Indian unprovoked firing on LoC was offered in Jehlum. Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif also attended the funeral. ISPR Photo

PESHAWAR, 14 November: At least seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in unprovoked firing by Indian troops in Bhimber sector across the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday night, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement posted on its official Facebook page.

“Seven soldiers embraced shahadat at the LoC in Bhimber sector in violation of the ceasefire by Indian troops on late last night. Pakistani troops while responding to Indian unprovoked firing targeted Indian posts effectively,” the statement read.

Army Chief General Raheel Sharif attended the funeral prayers of the martyred soldiers at Jehlum on Monday evening.

According to ISPR, the army chief was briefed on the situation at the Line of Control. Gen. Raheel vowed that Pakistani troops would continue to respond effectively and leave no stone unturned to defend the motherland.

Foreign Office (FO) lodged protest over the violation of ceasefire and killing of seven Pakistani soldiers. The FO summoned the Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale and delivered him a letter of protest.

Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said India must stop all ceasefire violations and avoid targeting residents along the LoC. “We reserve the right to respond befittingly to Indian aggression,” a statement quoted the spokesman as saying.