Reyaz Rashid

Heavy artillery shelling rattles Hajipeer, Churdana frontier areas of Uri

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Smoke and explosions of mortar shells create panic :Locals

Baramulla: Light machine gun firing and artillery shelling continues to rattle Hajipeer and Churanda area in Uri sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district  after  Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged light and  heavy mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday.

Sources said that Pakistan and Indian Army exchanged light and heavy

artillery fire. Pakistan troops fired shells at several locations in Hajipeer and Churanda in Uri sector today morning and such was the intensity of shelling that mortar shells landed in Churanda village and adjecent forest area.

“It is all smoke and explosions of motor shells which we can hear and see. Panic has gripped the border villages here, ‘Lal Din of Salikote.

Locals said that people stay  indoors in  Churanda,  Batgrah, Tilawari,  Salikote, Hathlanga and Sohra and no movement of people around.

Three days ago,  three persons got injured including a 48 year old woman Zuleka wife of Jamal Din of Churanda. However there were no reports of causality or loss of property.


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