India, Pak trade fire along LoC in Kashmir’s Uri

Women killed in Indian firing: Pak; Soldier injured in landmine blast

BK News Desk/Srinagar
January 13, 2018 TOP STORIES 197 Views

The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote sector of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, an official said today.
He said that there was no immediate report of any losses during the firing that took place around midnight.
However, a soldier Kuldeep Sharma of 8 Rashtriya Rifles was injured in a landmine blast during patrolling in Kamalkote two days before.
He was rushed to Uri hospital where from he was referred to Army hospital Srinagar for specialised treatment.
Last year, a total of 820 incidents of cease-fire violations were reported in Kashmir.
The skirmishes led to killings of troops as well as civilians on both sides.
Both New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease-fire agreements. And both sides maintain that their troops gave befitting reply.
The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on 720-km LoC and 198-km International Border (IB) in Kashmir, despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease-fire.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s foreign ministry has claimed that Indian troops have opened fire in their part of Kashmir, killing a 65-year-old woman.
Pakistan and India often accuse each other of cease-fire violations in divided Kashmir, which both countries claim in its entirety.

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