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After Jammu, LoC heats up in Uri sector
Infiltration bid foiled in Keran
5/24/2018 10:18:09 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq
Early Times Report
BARAMULLA, May 24: After Jammu region, the Pakistan army violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri on Thursday.
A top army official while talking to Early Times said, "the Pakistani side fired from automatic weapons and mortars in Kamalkote area in Uri sector of Baramulla district.
"Last night at around 9:55 pm, Pakistani army violated ceasefire by firing from automatic weapons and shelling mortars on several army posts along the line of control (LOC) in Kamalkote area of this border area, adding the shelling continued till 12:30 am, the army official said.
However local resident of Kamalkote Syed Wajid said that people were sacred after Pakistani army fired several shells in our village.
"Our brother was also martyred some eight months ago after Pakistan made ceasefire violation in Kamalkote area. We are ultimate sufferers, even we were awaken whole night due to fear which has been created by these automatic weapons, said a local.
Sources said that on the intervening night of May 23-24, there was a cross-LoC shelling between the armies of both India and Pakistan that erupted here in Kamalkote area, adding that Indian army also gave a befitting reply after which there was lull for some time.
There was no immediate report of any casuality due to the shelling so far, said sources.
They said that there was panic as people move to safer places and there were also disturbances in offering prayers.
Meanwhile Army on Thursday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector of this north Kashmir's Kupwara district.
Army official said that the soldiers manning the fence along Line of Control near Gogledar area challenged the movement of a group of infiltrators who tried to sneak into this side today in the wee hours.
After being challenged, the infiltrators opened fire triggering off a gunfight which continued for several hours, after which the group of infiltrators was pushed back, the official said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Shriram Ambarkar told early times that the infiltration bid was foiled by the army in Gogledara area of Kupwara.
The overall situation is normal in Kupwara district; no untoward incident has been reported, said Ambarkar.
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