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Live shell recovered from Uri, destroyed

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Baramulla, Nov 16: Army on Monday defused a live shell in Kamalkote sector of border town Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district that had landed from other side of Line of Control (LoC) in the recent border shelling, police said.

A police official said that the Army’s Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) defused the live shell. “We were informed by the locals about the unexploded shell in a residential house and it has been defused now,” the official said.

The shell was lying in the residential premises of one Sageer Ahmad of Kamalkote Uri.

Locals say that many more live shells are lying in Hajipeer and Kamalkote sectors of Uri after the fresh cross-LoC shelling that are yet to be defused, risking the lives and properties of the people living along the LoC.

A mortar shell is lying also unexploded in Panchayat building in Charunda village along LoC in Uri for the last 11 months, they said.

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