Srinagar, Feb 22: Three residential houses were damaged after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the second time since Monday and targeted forward posts and civilian areas by mortars and firing in Uri sector of north Kashmir district of Baramulla.
Meanwhile, police have evacuated people living near Line of Control (LoC), including areas of Churanda Silikote, Tlawari, Thajal and Soni, and shifted them to safer places.
Pakistani troops fired mortars and opened indiscriminate firing from across the LoC in Uri sector, targeting forward posts, Lt Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.
He said firing started at 0800 hrs and was still going on. Our troops also retaliated and targeted Pak bunkers, he said.
Official sources said that three residential houses were damaged, one of them completely, at Tlawari said.
Pak troops also violated 2003 ceasefire on Monday, targeting civilian areas in which three villagers, including a woman, were injured in Uri.
A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed when Pak troops fired from a sniper rifle from across the LoC on Tuesday at Tangdhar in north Kashmir district of Kupwara, where similar violation by Pak troops was reported on Wednesday also. Indian troops also retaliated and one Pak soldier was reportedly injured or killed yesterday.
However, Pak troops are violating ceasefire almost daily on LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu region.