Pak again violates ceasefire in Uri sector, 2 civilian injured in shelling

SRINAGAR, Jun 20 (Agencies): Two people were injured when Pakistani troops again violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing, targeting civilian areas and forward army posts in the Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said Pakistani troops are violating ceasefire to help militants, waiting at launch pads near the Line of Control (LoC), to infiltrate into this side from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Sources said Pakistani troops fired mortars shells and resorted to firing with automatic weapons, targeting forward posts at the LoC and civilian areas in Hajipeer area in Uri sector Saturday.
A shell fell in village Nambla causing injuries to two civilians. The injured were shifted to Sub District hospital Uri, they added. The Indian troops also retaliated to target Pakistan army posts, they said , adding damage suffered across the LoC was not immediately known.
Over 50 families living in about eight to ten villages near the LoC in Uri sector have already migrated to safer places due to shelling by the neighbouring country ‘s troops last and early this week.
A woman was killed and several others were injured besides about a dozen structures were damaged in Pakistan shelling. DGP Singh and senior Army officer of 15 Corps have said a large number of trained militants are waiting at launch pads in PoK to sneak into this side before the infiltration routes are closed due to snowfall in November.
However, they said, security forces deployed along the LoC are already on high alert to foil any infiltration attempt by militants. Majority infiltration bids from PoK were foiled by security forces on the LoC, DGP said adding a large number of militants were killed immediately after they sneaked into this side under the cover of Pak Army firing and shelling in north Kashmir.
However, he admitted that some militants had managed to enter the valley. Mr Singh said Pakistan is now trying to send militants through International Border (IB) in Jammu. However, he said Jammu is almost militancy free. However, one militant identified as Maqsood in Doda and three in Kishtwar are active.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *