Baramulla, Nov 13 (KNO): At least five persons including three civilians and two Army men were killed on Friday during the cross-border shelling in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LOC) in Balkote area of Uri belt in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
They said that Pakistani troopers on Friday morning resorted to “heavy shelling” on Indian army posts, which was ‘retaliated effectively’ in Rustom post Uri in which three civilians were killed.
Officials said that two Army men were also killed along the LoC in Uri. The slain army men belong to 18th Martha, they said.
Earlier, a Border Security Force (BSF) Sub Inspector was also killed and two others were injured, officials had said.
Meanwhile, panic gripped among the residents living nearer to LoC.
Sub Division Magistrate Uri also confirmed the killing of three civilians.
Hospital authorities identifed the slain civilians as Farooqa Begum, wife of Bashir Ahmad, Nadir Hussain, son of Peer Hussain and Tahir Jalaludin, son of Jalaludin all from Balkote Uri.
They said the two others who were injured were shifted to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment—(KNO)