ISLAMABAD, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan army on Friday rejected Indian military's claim that they have killed several Pakistani soldiers in the cross-border shelling.
The Pakistan military spokesman said that the Indian claim of killing any Pakistani soldier at working boundary is absolutely baseless and untrue.
The Indian Border Security Force has claimed that 15 Pakistani soldiers were killed on Friday along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir since Thursday.
"The Indian baseless claim is part of their propaganda campaign aimed to hide their losses at working boundary and also divert world attention from the Kashmir issue," an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said.
The claim and counter claims come amid escalations along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region and other borders after a militant's attack on an army camp in the Indian-controlled Kashmir. The unclaimed attack had killed last month 19 Indian soldiers.
Pakistan military said late Thursday that a woman was killed and seven civilians injured by Indian firing.
An army statement said that intense and heavy exchange of fire continued from 8 p.m. in Shakarghar on Thursday along working boundary between Indian and Pakistani forces.
Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire in 2003 that had silenced the guns.
However, firing exchanges do take place time to time and the cross-LoC firing and shelling has increased in recent days. Both nuclear armed countries accuse each other of the ceasefire violations.