Srinagar – In yet another breach of the tenuous truce between the two countries, Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy gunfire across the Line of Control in the Uri sector of Kashmir on Friday night.
The frontier town of Uri was rocked with powerful explosions as the dividing line flared up at around midnight, the firing continuing well into Saturday morning.
Indian defence sources said that Pak Rangers targeted their positions in the Chanda area with automatic gunfire, claiming that the attack was unprovoked.
When the Pak guns did not fall silent for a long time, the Indian army too assumed positions and undertook retaliatory action, leading to a prolonged exchange which continued intermittently till Saturday morning, they said.
No casualties were reported from either side.
Meanwhile, the CRPF averted a major tragedy on the Srinagar-Jammu highway by detecting a powerful Improvised Explosive Device near Qazigund.
The IED was spotted by a road-opening-party (ROP) of the 163th CRPF near the Dal Wach village where it had been planted on the roadside.
The paramilitary troopers called up the bomb disposal squad who defused the devise concealed in a canister.
Observer News Service
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.