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Pakistan Army raises white flag to retrieve dead soldiers from LoC

New Delhi | The Pakistan Army has retrieved the bodies of two of its Punjabi soldiers killed recently by the Indian Army at the LoC after raising the white flag, Army sources said on Saturday.

Pakistan reportedly, after two days of unsuccessful attempts, finally retrieved them on September 13.

An Army official said all attempts by Pakistan to take the bodies by force had been foiled.

However, the bodies of five Border Action Team (BAT) Special Services Group commandos killed during an infiltration attempt in the last week of July in the Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, still lie unclaimed by Pakistan.

“We allowed Pakistani soldiers to claim the two dead bodies after they raised the white flag which is a gesture of peace. The first soldier had been killed around 10 September. The other soldier was killed during an attempt to retrieve the dead body,” a senior Army official told news agency IANS.

The Indian Army has been undertaking the burial of several Pakistani soldiers whose bodies are left unclaimed.

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