Kupwara: The armies of India and Pakistan targeted each other with heavy gunfire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Kupwara district Sunday night. Official sources said that Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and targeted several Indian Army posts in Keran sector, at which the Indian Army retaliated with its own gunfire.
The official sources said the firing from the Pakistani side began late Sunday evening and continued through the night till the wee hours of Monday.
Senior Superintendent of Police Kupwara AS Dinkar confirmed to Kashmir Reader that there was heavy firing from both sides but there was no report of any injury or death. He said there is a complete lull along the LoC since 5am Monday morning.
Local sources said that due to the heavy firing through the night, civilians living along the LoC in Sadhpora, Amrohi, Hajitra and other villages in Karnah were gripped with fear. They said that the army told people not to move towards the LoC.
It was the first cross-border firing in the current month. In the previous months, several troops and civilians on both sides of the LoC lost their lives in cross-border firing.