Excelsior Correspondent/ Agencies

Mendhar: The local authorities have termed the Pakistani army claim of killing five Indian soldiers in Tata Pani sector, tehsil Mendhar in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir 0 as baseless.

Sub-divisional-Magistrate  Mendhar Rahul Yadav  said there has not been any such incident in this area. He said even locals haven’t reported such heavy firing in the area or army causalities.

Pakistan has claimed that its troops destroyed an Indian Army post in Tatta Pani sector across the Line of Control (LoC) and killed five soldiers.

Pakistan Army Spokesman Major General Asif Ghaffor in a tweet late last night also shared a video clip purportedly showing bombing of the Indian Army post and smoke billowing from the site after it was hit by fire.

“Indian Army post on LoC targeting innocent citizens destroyed by Pak Army troops in Tatta Pani (Hot Spring) sector. Five Indian soldiers killed, many injured. Indian terrorism against innocent citizens shall be responded befittingly,a Ghaffor tweeted.

However, an Indian Army official in New Delhi said the Pakistan Army’s claim is “baseless”.

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