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Pakistan on Monday said at least seven of its soldiers were killed in "unprovoked" firing by Indian troops across the LoC after which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that the country is "fully capable" of defending its territory against "any aggression".
A statement released by Pak army said that seven Pakistani soldiers were killed at the LoC in the Bhimber sector in a ceasefire violation by Indian troops late last night.
Pakistani troops responded to "unprovoked" Indian firing and targeted Indian posts "effectively", the report said.
Pak PM Nawaz Sharif expressed grief over the loss of lives in the "latest violation of Line of Control (LoC) by the Indian forces" and said "it is extremely unfortunate that Indian forces have continuously violated ceasefire agreement at the LoC in the recent days", Press Information Department Pakistan said.
"We are fully capable of defending our soil against any aggression," it quoted Sharif as saying.
The Prime Minister also claimed that the Indian forces have resorted to escalating tension on the LoC only to "uselessly divert" the world's attention from the "grave human rights situation" in Kashmir.