Three civilians, two Army men killed in cross-border firing along LoC in Uri
Baramulla, Nov 13: At least five persons including three civilians and two Army men were killed on Friday during the cross-border shelling in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Officials said that Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LOC) in Balkote area of Uri belt in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
They said that Pakistani troopers on Friday morning resorted to “heavy shelling” on Indian army posts, which was ‘retaliated effectively’ in Rustom post Uri in which three civilians were killed.
Officials said that two Army men were also killed along the LoC in Uri. The slain army men belong to 18th Martha, they said.
Earlier, a Border Security Force (BSF) Sub Inspector was also killed and two others were injured, officials had said.
Meanwhile, panic gripped among the residents living nearer to LoC.
Sub Division Magistrate Uri also confirmed the killing of three civilians.
Hospital authorities identifed the slain civilians as Farooqa Begum, wife of Bashir Ahmad, Nadir Hussain, son of Peer Hussain and Tahir Jalaludin, son of Jalaludin all from Balkote Uri.
They said the two others who were injured were shifted to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment.
Meanwhile, two minor girls were among 5 civilians injured in Gurez sector during cross LoC shelling.
An official said that the exchange of fire between India and Pakistan troops started around 12am today along the LoC in Bagtore sector and continued since then.
He said that five people were injured during shelling today afternoon in Bagtore sector of Gurez in Bandipora. All the four people, as per official were removed to the primary health centre Bagtore for treatment, he said
In one of the intense violation of ceasefire along the Line of Control in Saujiyan sector of Poonch, seven persons including two porters have received injuries so far.
Earlier, according to officials, at around 2 PM, three civilians were injured after a intense shelling from across the LoC at Saujiyan bus stand.
“After initial injury to three civilians, four more injuries took place that include two porters and two civilians with total seven injuries have taken place so far,” SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral said. (with KNO inputs)