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Pak terror ambush kills 3 soldiers in LoC

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SRINAGAR/JAMMU, Nov 22 - In a cross-LoC attack by suspected Pakistani terrorists, three Indian soldiers were today killed, with the body of one of them being mutilated, in the second such incident in less than a month, triggering outrage in this country.

The ambush on Army patrol took place in the Machhil sector of Kashmir, following which the Indian Army vowed heavy �retribution�.

�A counter-infiltration patrol party of Indian Army was ambushed by terrorists ahead of the fencing along LoC in forest belt in Machhil sector in Kupwara district today,� a senior Army officer said.

Three soldiers were killed in the attack, he said, adding the body of one of them was mutilated.

Earlier, Army�s Northern Command spokesman tweeted, �3 soldiers killed in action on LC (Line of Control) in Machhal. Body of one soldier mutilated.� He said the �retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.�

A Defence spokesman said that heavy cross-Line of Control shelling was going on at four places in the Machhil sector from 3.30 pm.

�Around 1530 hour, heavy cross-LoC shelling has started from both sides at Dana Machhil, Ashni, Ringsar and Ringsar Payeen in the Machhil sector of Kupwara district,� he said.

He did not give any further details. � PTI

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Pak terror ambush kills 3 soldiers in LoC

SRINAGAR/JAMMU, Nov 22 - In a cross-LoC attack by suspected Pakistani terrorists, three Indian soldiers were today killed, with the body of one of them being mutilated, in the second such incident in less than a month, triggering outrage in this country.

The ambush on Army patrol took place in the Machhil sector of Kashmir, following which the Indian Army vowed heavy �retribution�.

�A counter-infiltration patrol party of Indian Army was ambushed by terrorists ahead of the fencing along LoC in forest belt in Machhil sector in Kupwara district today,� a senior Army officer said.

Three soldiers were killed in the attack, he said, adding the body of one of them was mutilated.

Earlier, Army�s Northern Command spokesman tweeted, �3 soldiers killed in action on LC (Line of Control) in Machhal. Body of one soldier mutilated.� He said the �retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.�

A Defence spokesman said that heavy cross-Line of Control shelling was going on at four places in the Machhil sector from 3.30 pm.

�Around 1530 hour, heavy cross-LoC shelling has started from both sides at Dana Machhil, Ashni, Ringsar and Ringsar Payeen in the Machhil sector of Kupwara district,� he said.

He did not give any further details. � PTI

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