Tue. Apr 23rd, 2019

Army man killed in cross LoC fire at Uri, BSF man killed in Rajouri

Srinagar/ Jammu: An army man was killed in cross LoC fire at Machile sector in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district and one BSF soldier was killed in another cross LoC fire incident in Rajouri sector of Jammu province.Meanwhile the authorities suspended cross LoC trade in Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
An army soldier was killed on Thursday as the arnies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machhil sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.
“Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Machil Sector of Kupwara district at around 1045 hours Thursday. Own troops retaliated strongly. One soldier killed in enemy fire,” said an army spokesman adding that ‘the armies of the two countries exchanged gunfire along Line of control in Ringpayeen, Tantray and Khan Basti areas of Machhil’.
A Border Security Force (BSF) man was killed in a similar cross LoC fire incident in Rajouri sector in Jammu province and another suffered serious injuries .A BSF spokesperson said Thursday at 3:50 pm Pakistan violated ceasefire in Sundarbani area of the district. “During effective retaliation at 4:30 pm two personnel of 126 Bn BSF got injured and were evacuated for treatment. Constable Paranjit Biswas succumbed to injuries,” he said.
Meanwhile the movement of goods between the two sides of Kashmir on Thursday came to a halt following shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The trade authorities in Uri said they have decided to stop the movement of goods between the two parts of Kashmir Thursday. “Since the area of shelling is close to Kaman Post, we have decided to suspend the trade which was scheduled today,” said SDM Uri, Baseer-ul-Haque.
Two soldiers were injured in the cross-LoC firing yesterday while a residential house and a tin-shed were damaged in shelling in Kamalkote Thursday morning.
The damaged structures belonged to Hakem Ali Mir, resident of Batar Kundibarja Uri, close to the LoC. An eye witness who resides in the vicinity said the shelling started again Thursday morning at 9:30 am and continued till 11am.


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