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Jammu And Kashmir: Soldier Killed In Ceasefire Violation By Pakistan Army Along LoC In Uri Sector

One Soldier Has Lost His Life In Ceasefire Violation By Pakistan Army Along Line Of Control (LoC) In Uri Sector, According To The Reports.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 25 Dec 2019, 08:17:30 PM
Jammu And Kashmir: 1 Soldier Killed In Ceasefire Violation By Pakistan Army Along LoC In Uri Sector

Jammu And Kashmir: 1 Soldier Killed In Ceasefire Violation By Pakistan Army Along LoC In Uri Sector (Photo Credit: File Image)

New Delhi:

The Pakistan army resorted to heavy shelling by artillery guns and mortars along the LoC in northern Kashmir's Uri sector, prompting befitting retaliation by the Indian army on Wednesday, officials said. According to news agency ANI, one soldier has lost his life during the firing. The Pakistani troops also used small arms to target several civilian and defence locations in the sector in Baramulla district, they said.

Indian troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) have retaliated resulting in heavy exchange of fire which is going on till the reports last came in from the area, they said. Shelling by artillery guns have also targeted villages deep inside the LoC on this side triggering and panic among the residents.

On Sunday also the Pakistan army violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesperson said.

The firing from across the border started in Rajouri's Nowshera sector on Sunday morning and that in Mendhar, Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors went on overnight, he said. The Indian Army retaliated befittingly in all sectors and there was no report of any casualty in Pakistani firing, the spokesperson said, adding that casualties suffered by the other side were not known immediately.

"At about 10.15 am (on Sunday), Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Nowshera sector (Rajouri). The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly," he said.

"There was also ceasefire violation by Pakistan at many places in Mendhar, Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors during the intervening night of December 21 and 22," he added. According to the spokesperson, the cross-border firing stopped in Poonch district early in the morning but it is still going on in Rajouri. A police official said a number of villages in Nowshera sector were hit by Pakistani shelling. 

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First Published : 25 Dec 2019, 06:10:18 PM
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