Reyaz Rashid

Live shells scattered in frontier villages worry residents

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Uri: Panic has gripped people in Churanda and Tilawari frontier villages of Uri as several of live mortar shells fired from across LoC by Pakistani troops are lying scattered in the villages.

Sarpanch Talawari, Muhammad Hanif Awan said that one live shell is lying in Waheed Ahmed Mir’s cowshed while two more are lying in the nearby fields. The shells have not been defused.

In another frontier village Chrunda, five live mortar shells are lying scattered.

Sarpanch Chrunda Lal Din Khatana said that one shell is lying in Panchayat Ghar and other four are lying in other parts of the locality.

Khatana said he had already informed the administration about these live shells but to no avail.

The local residents of these areas have appealed to the police, Army authorities and officials from the administration including Deputy Commissioner and SDM concerned to get them defused at the earliest so as to avoid any loss of life and property.


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