‘Cross-border shelling’: 15 flee from homes near LoC in Uri

Fifteen people belonging to three families on Wednesday fled their houses in Silikote area in north Kashmir’s Uri sector, claiming there was intense shelling from across the LoC by Pakistani troops, officials said.

Officials at theheadquarters of Army’s 15 Corps, which guards the LoC in Kashmir, said they hadno information about ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Uri sector.

An official at thecamp told PTI, “We have received 15 people from Silikote at the makeshiftcamp in Uri town this morning.”

He said theresidents of Silikote claimed that there was intense shelling by Pakistanitroops from across the Line of Control during Tuesday night and early Wednesdaymorning.

“They alsoreported that several houses were damaged in the shelling,” he said,adding that the claims of the residents who had taken shelter at the camp werebeing verified by officials.

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