Kupwara: At least two civilians sustained minor injuries after armies of India and Pakistan fired heavy mortar at each other across the Line of Control (LoC) in Karnah sector of Kupwara district on Friday night.
Official sources said that Pakistani forces again violated the ceasefire along the LoC on Friday night and targeted several Indian army posts in Karnah sector. They said that the Indian army retaliated and both sides fired heavy motor shells at each other, during which at least two civilians, identified as Jahangir Ahmad Khan and Zameer Ahmad Khan, sustained minor injuries when splinters hit them.
SSP Kupwara AS Dinkar told Kashmir Reader that one civilian was injured during the shelling, but his condition was stable. Local sources said that one more person sustained minor injuries and was in stable condition.
This was the fifth time that both the armies had exchanged fire in Karnah sector this month. Two army men from Pakistan and one from the Indian side have lost their lives this month in cross-border firing.
Police sources said that in Uri sector, Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire on Saturday evening and fired some mortar shells towards the Indian side. A mortar shell hit the washroom of a house belonging to Mohammad Hussain, resident of Thajal village, causing some damage to it. No other damage or injury was reported in the firing.