Attack In Retaliation To Unprovoked Firing By Indian Troops: Pak

Islamabad -  Pakistani military Thursday said its soldiers fired heavy weapons into Uri sector of Kashmir yesterday in retaliation to an “unprovoked attack” on a Pakistan army post by Indian army.

Three civilians including a girl had died in Uri sector yesterday when a mortar shell fired by Pakistan army landed on a residential house at Churunda village, close to LoC in Uri sector.

A senior Indian army official had said that Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing from heavy-calibre weapons on Churunda village in Uri sector.

However, Pakistan army officials today blamed the clash on ‘unprovoked’ Indian fire on a Pakistan army post.

“Indian troops initiated unprovoked fire on Pakistan army post to which Pakistani troops responded,” a Pakistani army official told AFP.

Local residents have reported sporadic small-arms exchanges between Indian and Pakistani troops in the same sector for the past fortnight.

Two of the three wars between India and Pakistan have been fought over divided Kashmir, which both countries claim in full.

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