Soldier martyred in Pak firing along LoC in north Kashmir’s Kupwara: Army

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SRINAGAR: An army soldier was martyred in alleged Pakistan army firing along LoC in Machhil sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.

“Cease Fire Violation (CFV) by Pakistan in Machil Sector of Kupwara district at around 1045 hours today. Own troops retaliated strongly. One soldier martyred in enemy fire,” said Srinagar-based army spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia.

Officials said Pakistani army also violated the ceasefire agreement in Uri sub-division’s Kamalkote area in Baramulla district on Wednesday and Thursday prompting a response from the Indian army.

“There was exchange of fire on Wednesday, then it happened again during the night and in the morning on Thursday,” said sub divisional magistrate (SDM), Uri, Baseer-ul-Haq.

The officials said that the two armies exchanged small arms fire amid a few instances of shelling as well. Army has not yet officially commented on the Uri exchange despite requests for the same.

Haq said that two soldiers were hospitalized after sustaining injuries on Wednesday while a family was evacuated from a house that was slightly damaged due to shelling on Thursday.


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