Five Pak soldiers killed in explosion near LoC in PoK

ISLAMABAD: Five Pakistan army soldiers were killed and one injured in a blast that occurred a few metres from the Line of Control in Pakistan -occupied Kashmir, the military said in a statement on Wednesday.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistan army’s media wing, said the explosion took place in Chamb sector of Barnala tehsil. “The nature of the blast is being ascertained,” the statement said.

The incident is evident by state-sponsored terrorism by India that violates the bilateral ceasefire agreement and international norms, the ISPR statement read.

The dead were identified as Subedar Sadiq, Sepoy Muhammad Tayyab, Naik Sher Zaman, Sepoy Ghulam Qasim and Sepoy Zohaib.