3 civilians die in cross-LoC shelling
Baramulla, Oct 16: Two civilians were killed in shelling and another died of cardiac arrest after Pakistani troops, allegedly, resorted to heavy firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Churunda village of Uri sector on Tuesday following “construction of new forward posts by India.”
The deceased have been identified as 24 year old Muhammad Shafi Khatana S/o Immam-u-Din Khatana and 15 year old boy Liyaqat Ahmad S/o Nazir Ahmad.
A twenty year old girl identified as Shaheena Akhtar D/o Muhammad Ismail died of cardiac arrest due to shock during heavy shelling in the area.
Residents of Churunda said that the area has been witnessing shelling from across the LoC after Indian army started constructing some new forward posts there.
While giving details of the incident, GOC 19 infantry Division, Bipin Rawat said that Pakistani troops on Tuesday resorted to heavy shelling and fired several motors towards the Churunda village in Uri sector, resulting in the death of two civilians.
“Both the civilians died after an 82mm motor landed on one of the houses in the village. The intensity of shelling was very severe from 10.30 am to 11.00 am,” said the GOC.
He said Pakistani troops are involved in ceasefire violation from the past two weeks in Uri sector and their main aim is to push militants to this side.
“The intermittent ceasefire violation in Uri sector has been continuing from October 3. However, this time Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling. We showed maximum restraint to avoid the casualty,” added the GOC.
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