Srinagar, Feb 20: Pakistani guns fell silent after retaliatory action by Indian troops in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, where three persons were injured Monday evening after shells fell in civilian areas.
Meanwhile, in view of ceasefire violation by Pak troops, police shifted inhabitants of village Thajal and Soni to safer locations to avoid any causality.
A defence ministry spokesman Lt Col Rajesh Kalia said Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing from across the Line of Control (LoC), targeting forward Army posts in Uri sector on Monday evening at 1715 hrs. He said later Pak troops targeted civilian population in Churunda near the LoC. Indian troops also retaliated effectively, he said adding the damage suffered by Pak troops was not available.
A police spokesperson in a tweet said “Cease Fire violation by Pakistan in Churanda,Silikote area of Hajipeer Sector of Uri.03 civilians sustain injuries and are being evacuated to hospital. No loss of property reported sofar”.
“In view of unprovoked firing by #Pakistani troops in civilian areas of Churanda Silikote of #URI , inhabitants of villages of Thajal and Soni have been moved to safer locations. @JmuKmrPolice on spot and helping out the people, the spokesperson further tweeted.
However, officials said on Tuesday said the guns are silent and there was no fresh firing from Pakistani. They confirmed that only one woman was injured in the Pak shelling.
This was the first ceasefire violation by Pak troops in Uri sector this year. However, Pak troops are targeting Indian positions on LoC and International Border (IB) almost daily in Jammu region.