LoC Flare UP: 34 More Persons Shifted To Safer Places In Uri

SRINAGAR: At least 34 more persons were shifted to safer places in wake of heavy mortar shelling along LoC in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.

People ate dinner at government accommodation in NHPC colony Bandi after India, Pakistan armies exchange fire in Uri sector. KL Image: Special Arrangement

Official sources said that at least 34 more persons from were shifted to NHPC colony Bandi Uri, where local administration is taking care of their needs.

They said with 34 more the total number of people shifted reached 84.

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

Earlier, a woman identified as Akhter Begum wife of Zahoor Ahmad of Batgran village was killed in the shelling. Another woman identified as Parveena Begum wife Shabir Ahmad of Nambla suffered minor injuries and was shifted to SDH Uri for treatment.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice president north Kashmir Dr Sajjad Shafi Uri expressed anguish over death of a woman and injuries to another in cross loc firing in Hajipeer sector of Uri.

In a statement, Dr Sajjad also demanded adequate compensation to the affected families.

Dr Sajad demanded immediate fulfilment of the promises made to the residents of the border areas that they would be accommodated in safer zones to save them from cross loc firing.

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