Baramulla: Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire along the Line of Control in Uri on Tuesday, the second time in the past three days.
A 20-year-old woman and a havaldar had died in intense firing and shelling between the two armies in Kamalkote area of Uri on Saturday last.
On Tuesday, Pakistani Rangers targetted Rani Post, Nanak Post and Raja Post, again in Kamalkote. Indian army retaliated by firing at Pakistani security posts, officials said.
Although there were no casualties on this side, a large quantity of grass left to dry in fields after harvesting got gutted due to mortar fire by Pakistani troops, an army officer told Kashmir Reader, wishing anonymity.
It was learnt that cross-border shelling created panic in Ishm and Dulanja villages of Gohalen area, forcing authorities to close schools for a day.
Kashmir Reader has learnt that the latest bout of firing in Uri has been triggered by Indian army’s infrastructure build-up. A police officer, who requested anonymity, said the Indian army has been attempting to construct concrete underground basements to replace the rickety mud and wooden posts along the LoC, provoking the other side to fire.