Srinagar: Three days after a deadly clash along the Line of Control (LoC) left five soldiers and five civilians dead, the India and Pakistan troops on Monday exchanged mortars and other weapons along the LoC in the frontier Kupwara district.
“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC in Tangdhar Sector, Kupwara district today evening by firing mortars & other weapons,” Srinagar based Army Spokesperson, Col Rajesh Kalia said,
Army, he said gave a befitting response to the ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops.
However, there were no immediate reports of any loss of lives or property in the Cross-LoC shelling that continued for some time.
On Friday, the LoC across north Kashmir witnessed unprecedented shelling leaving at least four soldiers, a border guard and five civilians dead and at least twenty people, including civilians and soldiers injured.
The horrific images and videos of men, women and children running for their lives in different areas of border town Uri took social media by storm. Many unverified videos on social media showed huge flames rising from the residential houses as the inmates were seen running for cover.
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