Srinagar :Four civilians including a 7-year-old boy and two army soldiers were killed as India and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire along Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
A local news gathering agency Global News Service (GNS) that five civilians were also injured in the heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistan along the LoC in the Uri.
The shells also landed in civilian areas, resulting in seven casualties among the inhabitants besides damage to at least a dozen houses, they said.
The killed civilians have been identified as Afrar Ahmad (7) son of Latief Ahmad of Gohallan Uri, Irshad Ahmad (48) son of Karamat Hussain of Sarai Baday, Tahir Ahmad Mir (36) son of Jaleel Ahmad Mir of Sultan Daki and Farooqa Begum (36) wife of Bashir Ahmad of Balakote. Two army men were also killed and were identified as GNR Sudoch Goush (23) and Hawaldar Hardaran Chandra (40) from 59 MED regiment and were posted Rustam Post, they said.
One civilian namely Syed Nadir Hussain (36) son of Peer Hussain of Kamalkot lost both of his legs in the shelling and was shifted to Srinagar for specialized treatment, they said.
The other injured have been identified as Sajad Khan (62)son of Mohammad Aslam khan of Balkote Uri, Saif-u-d-din Qureshi(63) son of Fiqur Ullaha Qureshi of Kamalkote Uri, Hakim Bee (50) wife of Abdul Hamid of Gohallan Uri and Sarfraz Ahmad (18) son of Lateif Ahmad of Gohallan and Uri shifted to SDH Uri. Army said that troops gave a befitting response to the ceasefire violation.
Meanwhile, nearly one dozen residential houses were damaged in Hajipeer and Kamalkote sector of Uri due the shelling. (GNS)