SRINAGAR:A rough estimate of the causalities due to the unusual activity on the Line of Control (LoC) since September 29, the day when India claimed of carrying out ‘surgical strikes’ inside Pakistan territory, puts the number around 90.
According to an Indian Defence official since September 29, Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged fire in different sectors of Jammu and Kashmir for more than 300 times.
“We lost 17 soldiers and 12 civilians while the bodies of two of our soldiers were mutilated by Border Action Team (BAT) of Pakistani Army,” the official said adding that Pakistan too suffered heavy casualties during the period.
According to the Pakistan High Commission spokesperson Manzoor Ali Memon, 41 civilians have been killed and another 127 injured in 230 LoC violations by India.
Some 16 Pakistani soldiers have reportedly been killed during this period.