India, Pak exchange heavy fire along LoC in Uri

Baramulla: India and Pakistan armies on Monday evening exchanged heavy fire and mortar shells along the Line of Control in Hajipeer sector of north Kashmir’s Uri, reports said.

Reports said that gun firing and mortar shelling is going on in Hajipeer sector of Uri area from both the sides of the LoC.

The exchange of fire and mortars was going on when the last reports came in.

Earlier,  one ‘intruder’ was killed and three Indian Army soldiers were injured when an attempt by Pakistani Army’s border action team to attack an Indian Army picket along the Line of Control (LoC) was foiled on Sunday night, an Indian defence official said.

According to the defence sources, the incident occurred around 5.25 pm on Sunday when a team of 15 Maratha Light Infantry stationed at Sarla Top in Poonch sector noticed suspicious movement 100 metres from the post in the Indian territory. The post is located ahead of the electrified security fencing running along the LoC and is less than 200 metres from the LoC.

The body of the heavily armed intruder was recovered on Monday morning from Khari Karmara area in Poonch, defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said.

“The alert troops noticed some movement and immediately engaged the group with effective fire. There was immediate retaliation from the armed intruders. The supporting and covering fire from Pak Army posts with a view to cover the move & help in the extrication of the armed intruders continued unabated,” he said.

Three injured soldiers wounded in the attack were airlifted to a hospital in Udhampur for treatment where their condition is stated to be stable.


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