Reyaz Rashid

Residential house damaged in Churanda Uri in cross border shelling

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Baramulla: A residential house was damaged in frontier village of Churanda of Uri after Indo-Pak army exchanged gun fires and mortars in Haji Peer and Churanda areas of Uri on Thursday.

Locals said that the residential house of Mohmmad Ishaq Dedar son of Ali Mohammad Dedar of Churanda Uri near (LoC) in Uri suffered damage after it was hit by mortar shells fired from across the LoC.

They 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 from early morning which stopped at around 1:30 am. Such was the intensity of shelling that mortar shells landed in Churanda villages and adjacent forest area.

"It is all smoke and explosions of motor shells which we can hear and see. Panic has gripped the border villages here,” Sarpanch Churanda Lal Din told Kashmir Images on phone. However there were no reports of causality.

“While people are staying indoors to protect themselves from Covid-19 we have to rush out of our houses to save lives. We are living on razor edges,” he added

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