Pakistan soldiers wave white flag to retrieve comrades’ bodies

By Misha Pillai -- September 14, 2019 3:09 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Pakistani soldiers waved the white flag of truce at the Line of Control (LoC) to retrieve bodies of two of its soldiers gunned down by the Indian Army after unprovoked ceasefire violation on September 11. The incident took place in the Hajipur sector of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Army sources identified one of the Pakistani soldiers killed as Sepoy Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Bahawalnagar in Pakistan Punjab. Before waving the white flag, the Pakistani side tried to retrieve the body by giving cover fire. But another soldier was killed in the process. When this went on for a long time, Pakistani soldiers resorted to waving the white flag.

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On Saturday, the Pakistani side engaged in mortar shelling and heavy firing on forward posts and villages in Poonch district. The attack started in Balakote and Mankote areas around 10am with the Indian Army giving a fitting response.

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