Shelling, Firing Rattles Areas Along LoC in Uri

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Baramulla: The rival armies of India and Pakistan Wednesday afternoon exchanged heavy gunfire and shelled each others positions along the Line of Control (LoC) at Hajipeer sector, in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Army officials said Pakistani rangers resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along LOC at several points on Wednesday.

They said Pakistani rangers violated ceasefire and targeted the forward posts of Indian Army along the LoC areas.

Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that a befitting response is being given to Pakistan side.

However officials said that the ceasefire violation in these areas took place in this afternoon. “There was, however, no loss of life or damage to property so far,” he said.

Meanwhile the Indian army accused Pakistani troops of violating ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district.

“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC in Uri Sector, Baramulla district today morning by firing mortars and other weapons,” defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.

No casualties have been reported in the incident so far.

Pertinently on October 5, a junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the army was killed in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Rajouri district.

Subedar Sukhdev Singh of army’s 16 Grenadiers was the fourth soldier to die in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in five days.

Last week, three soldiers were killed and five others were injured in separate incidents of Cross-LoC firing in Jammu and Kashmir.

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