Kupwara: A day after India and Pakistan armies traded heavy firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdar sector of northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district, tension prevails on the borders and people living close to LoC have been asked not to move towards forward posts.
Official sources said that though there is a complete lull since Friday night, however there is a lot of tension in the air.
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir said that there was no report of any civilian injury or damage of property due to the cross border firing on Friday evening.
Senior Superintendent of Police Kupwara A S Dinker said that borders are silent since Friday night.
However local sources said that they heard several shots on Saturday morning.
They said that people have been advised to stay indoors and not move towards forward areas after the Friday cross fire.
Army in its statement said that Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire and targeted several Indian posts and tried to push infiltrators into this side.
“There was an infiltration attempt by terrorists and ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar sector in the north Kashmir district late last night,” an Army official said Sunday.
“Own forces retaliated strongly and foiled infiltration bid being attempted under covering fire by Pakistan Army,” the official said.