3 troopers, 4 civilians injured in cross-LoC shelling in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Seven persons including three soldiers were injured in cross-border shelling in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.

“Today at about 15:30 hours, Pakistan initiated an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation (CFV) along the LoC in Rampur Sector, District Baramula (J-K). Three soldiers have been injured in the CFV,” army’s Spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said. “Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” the spokesman.

Sources said that the injured have been evacuated to a military hospital where the condition of two of them is said to be critical.

According to police, several shells landed in civilian areas which created panic at Chrunda, Batgran, Hathlanga, Mothal, Sahoora, Silikote, Balkote, Nambla, Garkote areas.

Some splinters also landed in main town Uri and was also seen near the SDM office.

They said that the four persons namely Shanaza Bano (12) daughter of Bashir Ahmad, Thaira Bano (20) wife of Liyaqat Ali , Touseef Ahmad Khatana (4) son of Bashir Ahmad Khatana and Hassan B wife of Husan Din Koli suffered injuries at Churanda village.

Over a dozen residential house suffered partial damage in Hajipeer sector due to the intense shelling.

Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Uri Reyaz Ahmad Malik also confirmed the injuries due to the shelling. Among the injured, the SDM said that 3 are seriously wounded and have been shifted to Sub-District Hospital Uri for treatment. (GNS)

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