August 1998 News


Indian and Pakistani Troops Trade Gun Fire in Jammu and Kashmir

2nd August 1998

SRINAGAR- Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged gun fire for the fourth consecutive day today in Jammu and Kashmir, while the death toll in Pakistani firing and shelling rose to 34. Three persons, including two women, were killed in unprovoked shelling by Pakistani troops in Uri sector, Baramulla district today. Thirteen houses were also damaged in the shelling, an official spokesman said here, reports PTI.

Four other persons died as a result of the Pakistani shelling in Uri sector yesterday, he said. In all 17 civilians lost their lives in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara while nine persons lost their lives in Uri sector. While a civilian lost his life in Poonch sector of Jammu on Friday, seven security men -- five army personnel and two BSF personnel, were killed since the beginning of shelling and firing by Pakistani troops on Thursday. He said shelling by Pakistani troops was continuing in Machil and Karnah sector when last reports were received today. He said firing by Pakistan troops also took place in Pargwal of Jammu sector. The intensity of Pakistani shelling was "very low" today as compared to past few days, the sources said.


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