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Chinese media rejects fake news report of Indian soldiers’ death in Chinese attack

(People's Daily Online)    13:11, July 18, 2017

Chinese mainstream media outlets on Tuesday denounced Pakistani media’s “groundless” report, which claims that over 150 Indian soldiers were killed in Sikkim due to a Chinese rocket attack.

According to Dunya News, a 24-hours Urdu language news service in Pakistan, at least 158 Indian soldiers died and several others injured on Monday due to a Chinese rocket attack across the border.

The news was rejected by India. The Hindustan Times on Monday quoted Gopal Baglay, spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, as saying that the reports are “utterly baseless, malicious, and mischievous.”

Meanwhile, Chinese media outlets have carried out a series of investigations, claiming that the fake news should not be taken seriously.

According to an investigative report released by the People’s Daily on Tuesday, the Chinese embassy in India had noticed the report and has denounced its authenticity. Some Pakistani media outlets claim that the fake news is based on unverified information from social media and the Internet.

The Global Times also published a report on Tuesday, calling the Pakistani media report "groundless and fake."

Chinese authorities have yet to responded to the incident, while the fake news article is still posted on Dunya News’ website.

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