Despite gunfire on LoC, peace bus crosses over

Srinagar: The weekly bus service between Srinagar and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Muzaffarabad resumed today after remaining suspended last week due to Diwali festival.

The bus service resumed despite exchange of fire between India and Pakistan armies in Uri sector.

The weekly bus left Srinagar this morning for Kaman post, the last Indian Military post on this side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector to cross over to other side, official sources said.

29 people crossed over to PaK from the Kaman Post. However, the number of persons coming to this side was not confirmed.

On Saturday, a porter working for the Army was killed and a woman injured in a ceasefire violation in Kamalkote area of Uri sector.

Meanwhile, intermittent exchange of fire between Indian army personnel and Pakistani troops continued for the third day on Monday in the Uri sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, forcing the authorities to shut down schools in the affected areas

An army official said there were no fresh casualties on the Indian side in the exchange of fire.

“Intermittent exchange of firing took place between our soldiers and Pakistani troops along the LoC in the Uri sector (in the Kamalkote area) till 6 pm,” he said.

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