Five residential houses, Masjid demaged in Cross LoC firing in Karnah
Kupwara, Dec 31: Several residential houses and a Masjid were partially damaged as Indo-Pak troops engaged in firing and intense mortar shelling in Dhani, Hajitra areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Karnah sectors of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last evening.
Official sources said that last evening Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing unprovoked along the Line of Control in Dhani, Hajitra sector by resorting to intense firing and shelling targeting forward posts and civilian areas’, prompting strong and effective retaliation by the Indian Army guarding the LoC, the officials added.
The exchanged firing and shelling between Indo-Pak troops from across the LoC started around 6 P.M and continued intermittently for around four hours causing panic among the residents who rushed to safer places for saving their lives, during this course five residential houses and a Masjid got partially damaged.
A police officer confirmed that, five residential houses belongs to Altaf Ahmad Tanoli son of Khalil-Ur-Rehman Tanoli, Nazir Ahmad Tanoli son of Abdul Rehman Tanoli, Zahir Ahmad Tanoli son of Sai Tanooli, Nisaar Ahmad Tanooli son of Khalil Rehman and Imtiyaz Ahmad Tanooli son of Hidayatullah Tanooli residents of Sadhpora, adding that masjid also got partially demaged.
However, the police official said that no casualties or injury were reported during the shelling. (KNS)