Army porter killed in Pak forces’ firing in Uri: Police

Army porter killed in Pak forces’ firing in Uri: Police
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Army officer in Kupwara injured by rifle going off accidentally

Baramulla: A porter working for the Indian army was killed on Monday in firing by Pakistani troops from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Official sources said that at about 10:40 hours, Pakistani rangers fired on an Indian army post in Uri along the LoC, violating yet again the ceasefire agreement. In this firing, a porter working with Indian Army’s 14 Madras regiment was hit by a bullet in his neck, while other splinters pierced his other body parts. The porter died on the spot. The Indian army retaliated to the firing and the exchange continued for some time.
The killed porter has been identified as Khurshed Ahmad, 35, son of Mohammad Sharif of Nawaranda village Uri.
A team of police from Uroosa police post later reached the spot and took the body into custody. After completing legal formalities, police handed over the body to family members for last rites.
SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain in a statement to the press confirmed that a porter was killed in firing from across the border.
Meanwhile, an army officer was injured in Kupwara district when his service rifle went off accidentally and he was hit by a bullet. Sources said that the injured officer was shifted to army hospital Dragmulla. The injured officer was identified as Captain VK Sahu of 47 RR, posted at Keegam Kupwara. The condition of the officer is said to be stable now.