Panic in north Kashmir villages on LoC as India-Pakistan armies target each other

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Srinagar: Panic gripped villagers along the Line of Control (LoC) after the armies of India and Pakistan on Friday targeted each other with mortars in Gurez sector of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district

A local news gathering agency Kashmir News Observer quoting unnamed officials reported that the Pakistan army initiated an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation (CFV) along the Line of control in Bagtore Sector by resorting to unprovoked firing with Mortars and other weapons, targeting forward defence locations at Bagtore sector.

Locals said that the exchange of fire triggered panic near villages along the LoC and some residents from the area were shifted to safer places.

The locals added that cross-border shelling has been going on since 11 a.m. today

An official said that “no loss of life was reported till now. However, shelling is still going on. The Indian Army is giving a befitting reply,” he said.

Pertinently, the cross border shelling took place twice in the last four days in Gurez sector.

Last Tuesday, Army said it has recovered arms and ammunition during a counter-infiltration operation in Budhab area of same sector—(KNO)

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