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People evacuated to safety after LoC shelling in Uri

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Srinagar: Two civilians were injured during the last 24 hours when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and resorted to indiscriminate firing and shelling at the Line of Control (LoC) in north
Kashmir’s Uri sector, where families living in the area were shifted to safer places.
Official sources said that Pakistani troops fired mortar shells and resorted to indiscriminate firing, targeting forward Army posts and civilian areas in Silikot in Uri sector in Baramulla.
“Majority shells fell in the civilian areas,” they said, adding two persons were injured in the ceasefire violation.
“Indian troops retaliated and hit Pak army posts, they said, adding the exact damage suffered by enemy troops was not immediately clear.
They said families living in Silikot and adjoining areas have been shifted to safer places.
Ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops at the LOC in Baramulla and Kupwara has witnessed increase during the past few months, particularly after August 5, when centre scrapped Article 370 and
Article 35 A, besides divided the state into two Union Territories.
Sources said Pak troops are frequently violating ceasefire to help militants in launch pads in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) to infiltrate into this side before the upper reaches are closed
due to snowfall.
Several hundred trains militants are waiting across the LoC to sneak into this side, they said adding troops guarding the LoC are already on high alert to foil any infiltration attempt.
However, they said security forces are already on high alert to foil any infiltration bids.
Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbagh Singh has recently said that some militants have sneaked into this side from PaK. However, he said, majority infiltration attempts were foiled.

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