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LoC hots up in north Kashmir, Rajouri

LoC hots up in north Kashmir, Rajouri
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Two civilians suffer injuries, soldier killed

Srinagar: India and Pakistan armies on Tuesday traded heavy gunfire along the LoC in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Tanghdar sector. Earlier in the day the two armies exchanged fire in Rajouri leading to the death of a soldier.
An army officer said that Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing on the forward Indian positions in Uri sector near Mohra this evening.
“Pakistani troops targeted our positions along the LoC in Mohra sector of Uri around 08 pm this evening.,” the army official said. The officer said that the soldiers manning the fence responded strongly.
A police officer also confirmed the cross border shelling in Uri and said that no loss of life or injury was reported immediately. The officer further said the intermittent exchange of shelling from both sides is still going on.
Earlier in the day the two armies exchanged gunfire along the LoC in Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
An army officer said that Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing on the forward Indian positions in Tanghdar sector near Jaal complex at around 01:30 pm.
“Pakistani troops targeted our positions along the LoC in Tanghdar around 01:30 pm,” the army official said. The officer said that the soldiers manning the fence responded strongly.
Police sources meanwhile said that two civilians were injured during the exchange of gunfire in Tangdar. Both have been evacuated to a local hospital, they said.
Meanwhile, an Army jawan was killed during firing and shelling along the (LoC) in Rajouri district for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, officials said.
Indian troops also retaliated, resulting in heavy damage to Pakistan’s army posts and casualties of its soldiers, they said.
In the exchange of fire, Naik Krishan Lal (34) was killed, the officials said.
“The Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district today,” Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Army Lt Col Devender Anand said.
He said the Indian Army responded strongly and effectively.
Lal hailed from Akhnoor district’s Ghagriyal village. He is survived by his wife, Shashi Devi, he said.
This is the third such violation in as many days.
On Monday, Pakistani troops had resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling along the LoC in Mankote and Shahpur sectors of Poonch district.
A 10-day-old baby was killed and two persons injured in heavy shelling by Pakistan along the LoC in Shahpur sector of Poonch district on Sunday. (with PTI inputs)


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