Armies of India, Pak exchange fire in Kamalkote sector of Uri

Armies of India, Pak exchange fire in Kamalkote sector of Uri”

An army porter was killed and a girl wounded in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of north Kashmir on Saturday.

He said that both the injured were immediately shifted to nearby hospital where army porter was declared brought dead on arrival. It was the highest number of ceasefire violations in almost a decade, he had said.

"The Indian military is retaliated strongly and effectively", police sources said.

An 18-year-old resident Nasreena Banoo was injured when a mortar fired from across the LoC landed near her home in Madyan.

The latest ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops took place on the day when Army Chief General Bipin Rawat was on a day-long visit to Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

It may also be mentioned here that owing to heightened tensions between the two Armies on the LoC, no traditional exchange of candies and greetings took place on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights. He said the Army personnel were giving a "strong and befitting" response. Till reports last came in, heavy exchange of firing and shelling was on.

On October 2, two children including a girl were killed and 12 others injured in Pakistani troops mortar shelling in Poonch sector. Eight civilians and 16 security personnel were killed in the firing.

Meanwhile, sources said a girl was also injured in the Pakistani firing.

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