Cross-border shelling erupts in Uri, Kamalkote, civilian injured

Suhail Khan

Srinagar, March 1 : A civilian was injured as cross border shelling erupted in Uri and Kamalkote sectors of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports reaching GNS said that fresh shelling erupted at Gawahalan, Chokas, Kiker and Kathi posts in Uri sector and across whole Kamalkote sector. The Indo-Pak armies exchanged heavy shelling since 3:00 am with mortars and small arms in these sectors.

A police officer while confirming it said that Pakistan Army in violation of ceasefire attacked several Indian Army posts in these areas. “The Army manning the fence responded the shelling effectively”, he said.

The official said that some shells landed into residential areas. “One civilian Mohd Reyaz Khan son of Nazir Khan of Madiyan Kamalkote was injured and was taken to sub district hospital Uri for treatment”.

When reports last came in, the cross-border shelling were intermittently going on at all these places.

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Meanwhile the border residents living near shelling prone areas are frightened amid heightened tension between the two countries following air strikes across LoC. (GNS)

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