Panic in Gurez villages as Indo-Pak armies trade gunfire along LoC

Bandipora, Sep 18: Panic gripped villagers along the Line of Control (LoC) after Pakistan army violated the ceasefire on Friday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the Pakistan army initiated an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation (CFV) along the Line of control in Bagtore Sector by resorting to unprovoked firing with Mortars and other weapons, targeting forward defence locations at Bagtore sector.

Locals said that the exchange of fire triggered panic near villages along the LoC and some residents from the area were shifted to safer places.

The locals added that cross-border shelling has been going on since 11 a.m. today

An official said that “no loss of life was reported till now. However, shelling is still going on. The Indian Army is giving a befitting reply,” he said.

Pertinently, the cross border shelling took place twice in the last four days in Gurez sector.

Last Tuesday, Army said it has recovered arms and ammunition during a counter-infiltration operation in Budhab area of same sector.(KNO)

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