Cross border shelling rattles frontier areas of north Kashmir
Baramulla: Armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy gunfire across the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s frontier sectors- Hajipeer Uri in Baramulla district Friday
Official sources said that Indo-Pak armies exchanged gun fire in Hajipeer sector north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after Pakistani rangers resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation.
They said Pakistani rangers violated ceasefire and targeted the forward post of Indian army along the line of control (LoC) in Hajipeer sector due to which panic gripped Churanda, Silikote, Garktote, Hatlanga, Nambla and Rustom Mohallah areas
“Due to the cross border shelling panic gripped in these village and people were seen running for cover. The bullets landed in various villages,” locals said.People have take shelter in underground bunkers.
An army official said said Pak shelling was retailated effectively, he said no loss of life or Injury was reported in the shelling.
Meanwhile, Army on Friday claimed to have foiled infiltration bid in Keran sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Defense spokesperson RajeshKalia in a statement said that suspicious movement was observed by army at the forward posts along the line of control (LoC) in Keran Sector today.
The suspected infiltration bid was foiled by alert troops.
He said this was accompanied by initiation of an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation (CFV) by Pakistan along the LoC in Keran Sector by firing mortars & other weapons. Befitting response is being given.
Kalia further said that the CFVs spread to larger areas from Keran to Uri.
“This was the second infiltration attempt within a week. The earlier unsuccessful infiltration bid in Machhal Sector on 7/ 8 November, was foiled, in which three militants were eliminated”, he said.
Meanwhile he added that India Army is well poised to defeat all attempts by Pakistan to infiltrate militants into J&K, reads the statement.