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SOURCE: INDIATV

At least eight Pakistan Army soldiers killed on Friday in a retaliatory firing by the Indian Army in response to ceasefire violations from across the Line of Control, Indian Army sources said. In the retaliatory firing, 2-3 Pakistan Army Special Service Group (SSG) commandoes were also killed. As per sources, the Pakistan army and SSG commandos were trying to help terrorists in infiltration.

Around 10 Pak soldiers were injured. In the firing, a large number of Pakistan Army bunkers, fuel dumps, and launch pads have also been destroyed. 

The firing comes after three Indian Army soldiers were killed in two separate locations in Jammu and Kashmir while foiling infiltration bids by Pakistan-backed terrorists and during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Two soldiers were killed in the Uri sector while one was killed in the Gurez sector.

Meanwhile, six civilians were also injured including children in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sawjian of Pooch. Four of the wounded have been admitted to the Uri sub-district hospital in Jammu. 

Pakistan has violated the ceasefire on Friday for the fourth day running. Pakistan violated the ceasefire in three other sectors of the LoC during the last three days.

Since the beginning of this year, Pakistan has with impunity violated the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by the two countries in 1999.