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Come with white flags to take bodies of intruders, says Army to Pakistan
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Come with white flags to take bodies of intruders, says Army to Pakistan

Agency News

Delhi, 04Aug, 2019: The Indian Army has asked Pakistan to take back the bodies of five intruders who belong to Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) and shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector this week.

The five men BAT were killed while they were trying to infiltrate into India and strike a forward post in the Keran sector, the Indian Army said on Saturday. Indian Army told Pakistan to come with white flags to take the bodies of Pakistani soldiers for last rites, sources said. However, authorities in Pakistan are yet to respond to the offer by Indian Army.

Meanwhile, heavy cross-border firing is continuing in Keran sector, sources said. Images released to the press showed the bodies of intruders lying on the Indian side of the Line of Control.

The incident, known to have taken place within the last two days, comes amid heightened security in the state that has also triggered an unprecedented advisory to pilgrims and tourists to leave the state immediately. (With input from Agency News)