Earlier in July 2019, approximately five Pakistani soldiers have been killed in an explosive blast in the Kashmiri de-facto border that divides Indian and Pakistani-controlled sections of the territory, referred to by its chosen term, the “Line of Control (LoC)”, in which the Pakistani military branded it as “state-sponsored terrorism” by the Indian forces.
The explosive blast was reported to have happened “in Barnala, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, at Jhumb Sector just a few metres away from the Line of Control”, according to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations, via Sputnik News, with the victims of the blast being identified as:
- Naik Sher Zaman;
- Subedar Muhammad Sadiq;
- Sepoy Muhammad Tayyib;
- Sepoy Zohaib, and;
- Sepoy Ghulam Qasim.
Pakistan and India have been politically involved in fighting since the split of British India in 1947, especially over the Kashmiri territory, while unfortunately claiming the lives of civilians in the process.