Soldier injured as India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Uri

Soldier injured as India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Uri
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Srinagar, Mar 9: An Army soldier was injured when Pakistan troops violated ceasefire and targeted forward positions in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Friday.
Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing, targeting forward posts on this side of the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday.
Indian troops also retaliated, he said, adding that a soldier was injured in the exchange of fire. The injured was immediately taken to a hospital. “The injured was identified as Param Veer Singh,” official sources said.
Meanwhile, fresh ceasefire violation in Uri has created panic among people living in border villages, some of whom have started to shift to safer places.
Around 7,000 people, including women and children besides elderly persons, who had migrated to safer places following ceasefire violation by Pakistan mid last month, had returned home on March 2. These people were evacuated from Churunda, Silikote, Mothal, Hatlanga, Shoura Balkote, and Tilawari and other villages to safe places.
After almost daily ceasefire violation by Pak troops on the LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu region, Pakistan opened a new front in Kashmir valley mid week last month, targeting forward posts and civilian areas in Uri, Tangdhar and Karnah sectors. A BSF jawan was on February 20 killed after he was shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the LoC in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara.