Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Uri, civilian killed, girl injured

Joanna Estrada
October 21, 2017

An army porter was killed and a girl wounded in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of north Kashmir on Saturday.

The police official said that the Indian military has been retaliating strongly and effectively to unprovoked Pakistan aggression.

"The exchange of fire continued for over an hour".

The officials had said that the Pakistani troops started targeting the Indian forward locations in Poonch's Balakote and Mendhar and Rajouri's Manakote areas with small arms and mortars at around 6.30 am on that day.

The official said an army porter was killed in Pakistani troops firing.

The girl identified as Nasreena Bano of Marian village near LoC was shifted to Government Hospital Baramulla for specialised treatment.

There has seen a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year. He said the Army personnel were giving a "strong and befitting" response.

The truce between India and Pakistan along the International Border, the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir had come into force in November 2003.

A 22-year-old porter Syed Abbas Hussein Shah was critically injured in the Pakistani firing.

On September 15, BSF constable was killed and a civilian injured in Pakistani troops firing in the Arnia sector. Nine civilians and 16 security personnel were killed in these incidents.

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