January 2018 News

India, Pakistan Army Exchange Fire In Uri Sector

12 January 2018
Rising Kashmir
Noor ul Haq

Srinagar: Pakistani troops Thursday night opened fire at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote area of Uri sector in North Kashmir's Baramulla district, army said. An army official while talking to Rising Kashmir said that armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire at around 2:00 during the Thursday night along the Line of Control in Uri sector. 'Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Kamalkote area of Uri sector Thursday night at around 2:00 and it continued up to 5 in the morning. Our army gave a strong and befitting response by firing on forward posts of Pakistan army,' the army official said. This was the first such cross border ceasefire violation in year 2018 in Uri sector of North Kashmir. In October, 2017 a civilian working as a porter with army was killed after Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote area of Uri sector. The army official said that the ceasefire violation was effectively retaliated by the Indian army; however no loss of life was reported during the firing. Earlier on Wednesday an army man was reportedly injured in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri. A police official said that an army man, who was part of patrolling team, was injured when he stepped on a landmine near the LoC on Wednesday. 'We received information about a landmine explosion along Line of Control on Wednesday. After investigation, we found that an army man who was part of patrolling team was injured in the explosion,' the police official said. The injured army man identified as Kuldeep Singh of 8 Battalion of Rashtriya Rifles was rushed to Uri hospital where from he was referred to 92 Base Hospital Badamibagh Srinagar for advanced treatment and his condition is said to be stable now.