February 2002 News

114 Indian jawans killed in two months, Pak claims

2 February 2002
The Indian Express

Islamabad: Pakistani troops have killed 114 Indian soldiers in retaliatory fire across the border in Kashmir over the past two months, a senior army officer claimed. At least 87 Indian soldiers were killed when Pakistani troops targeted an ordnance depot in Jallas near Poonch town, Brigadier Mumtaz Ahmed Bajwa said. The attack also destroyed arms and ammunition, the official Associated Press of Pakistan quoted him as saying at a briefing in Chiri Kot, a forward post near the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday. ''Due to the attack there were confirmed reports of 87 Indian soldiers killed while scores received injuries,'' the news agency claimed. He claimed 27 other Indian soldiers were killed indifferent incidents during the period, which has seen a dramatic escalation in tensions between the two countries following a December 13 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament.

 

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