Woman injured, 5 families flee to safer places in Uri after exchange of fire along LoC

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Srinagar: Indian and Pakistan armies on Friday exchanged heavy gunfire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said reports said.

They said there was heavy gunfire and exchange of mortar shells in Hajipeer sector along the LoC.Several shells landed in Nambla, Saidpora,Thajal, Silikote and adjoining villages, they said.

A 35-year-old woman Ms. Parveena Begum wife of Mr. Shabir Ahmad sheikh of Nambla suffered minor injuries and was shifted to SDH Uri for treatment, officials said.

Meanwhile, at least five families from Silikote village fled to safer places.

SDM Uri Reyaz Ahmad Malik said that the people fleeing from the LoC are being kept in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Uri.
“If needed, we will also vacant Government Boys Higher Secondary School and NHPC Government quarters at Bandi Uri. “

The panic has also gripped the residents of Charunda, Batgran, Hathlanga, Soura, Mothal, Balkote, Silikote, Thajal, Tilawari, Nambla and Balkote, reports said. (GNS)

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