Srinagar, Dec 25:
An army officer and a civilian were killed on Wednesday in an unprovoked
ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Rampur sector of Jammu
and Kashmir, official sources said.
resorted to unprovoked firing in Hajipeer area of Uri around 11.30am on
Wednesday, the sources said. Pakistan also violated the ceasefire in nearby
Rampur sector, resulting in the death of a junior commissioned officer (JCO),
the sources said.
They said some of
the shells fired by Pakistan landed in civilian areas, resulting in injuries to
two civilians including a woman in Churunda village. Naseema (23), succumbed to
splinter injuries, they said.
The Indian army
personnel responded to the ceasefire violation in adequate measure, the sources
shelled mortars and fired at forward areas along the International Border (IB)
in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district all through Tuesday night, triggering
protests by people living in these areas on Wednesday.
side started firing and shelling along the IB in Chandwa belt of Hiranagar
sector late Tuesday night, officials said.
guarding the border gave a befitting reply, resulting in exchanges overnight,
of Channtanda area of Hiranagar took to the streets on Wednesday to protest the
shelling and firing on civilian hamlets in Kathua. Raising anti-Pakistan
slogans, they demanded that Pakistan be given a befitting reply.
said Pakistan rangers have been firing and shelling villages, particularly
Manyari, Pansar and Rathwa, for the last two months and causing damage to
houses and other structures.