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Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire across LoC in Uri

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Srinagar: Indian and Pakistani troops once again traded fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote sector of north Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

“At about 9:20 am, ceasefire violation was reported from Kamalkote sector in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district,” the officials said.

“Pakistani troops fired without provocation on Indian posts and firing is going on. The Army is giving a befitting response to the Pakistani troops,” they added.

This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the district in as many days. On Friday, a 48-year-old woman was killed as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the LoC in Rampur sector of the district.

Akhtar Begum, wife of Zahoor Ahmad Chechi, was killed on the spot when her house at Batgran was hit by a shell. A 23-year-old woman was also injured in the incident.

Four residential houses and a mosque were damaged in the shelling by Pakistani troops.

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