Cross-LoC Shelling: 50 Persons Shifted To Safer Places In Uri

SRINAGAR: At least nine families comprised of 50 persons were Friday shifted to safer places in wake of heavy mortar shelling along LoC in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

People take shelter at NHPC colony Bandi after India, Pakistan armies exchange fire in Uri sector. KL Image: Special Arrangement

Official sources said that at least 50 persons from Salikote village were shifted to NHPC colony Bandi Uri, where local administration is taking care of their needs.

Locals said that the exchange triggered panic in Salikote, Churanda, Batgrah,  Tilawari,  Balkote,  Nambla, Thajal, Mohthal villages.

Woman Killed In Cross LoC Firing In Uri

Earlier, a woman Akhter Begum wife of Zahoor Ahmad of Batgran village was killed in the shelling.

Another woman Parveena Begum wife Shabir Ahmad sheikh of Nambla suffered minor injuries and was shifted to SDH Uri for treatment, officials said.

Woman injured in cross LoC shelling in Uri

Army’s Srinagar based spokesman Colonel  Rajesh Kalia in a statement said, “On 12 Jun 2020, in the morning hours Pakistan initiated an Unprovoked Ceasefire Violation (CFV) along the LoC in Rampur Sector of District Baramula (J&K) by firing Mortars and other weapons. The befitting response is being given.”

India, Pakistan armies trade fire along LoC in Uri

An official told Kashmir Life that the officers are monitoring the situation if required more people will be shifted to safer places.

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