Baramulla: At least two army soldiers were injured in cross-border firing at Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district Wednesday morning. Cross-LoC firing erupted again in the evening, this time with heavy mortar and machine guns used by both Pakistani and Indian army to target each other’s posts. As per last reports, it was still going on in Kamalkot sector of Uri.
Sources said that troops of Pakistan army attacked Pather Mosa post of Indian army in Kamalkot sector of Uri on Wednesday morning. Two Indian troops at the post were injured in this firing. The Indian army also retaliated and the cross-border firing continued for an hour.
The injured troops were identified as Rifleman Dupo Vesu Nath and Riflemen Naik M Willan of 8 RR. They were shifted to hospital for treatment.
Local residents in Kamalkot sector said they heard sound of firing on Wednesday morning for hours. They had no information of any casualty or injury due to the firing. They said panic was created in the area for some time but there has been a “complete lull” since the morning.
A senior police officer in Baramulla confirmed that two Indian army troops were injured in cross-LoC firing in Kamalkot sector of Uri. He said both the injured are under treatment and in stable condition.
He said both the armies used small arms against each other. “We have information of injuries or other damage on the other side of LoC,” the officer told Kashmir Reader in the afternoon.
Cross-LoC firing took place again in Kamalkot sector in the evening. Both the armies targeted posts of each other with heavy mortar and machine guns. Sources said that the firing was still going but there was as yet no report of loss of life or injury.
A senior police officer confirmed that both the armies targeted each other and that mortar shelling was still going on in Uri’s Kamalkot sector.