As shelling continues, Pakistan army asks Uri residents to shift to safer places

In twin villages of Uri's Silkote and Churanda five residential houses were damaged on Saturday morning in heavy exchange of artillery between the two sides.

Altaf Baba
Baramulla, Publish Date: Feb 24 2018 3:36PM | Updated Date: Feb 24 2018 5:52PM
As shelling continues, Pakistan army asks Uri residents to shift to safer placesFile Photo

Chaotic scenes were witnessed in north Kashmir’s Uri after from other side of the Line of Control Pakistani army started making announcements through public address systems asking Uri residents to vacate their homes on Saturday.

Reports said Pakistani army started making announcements amid intense shelling and firing exchange between the two sides along the Line of Control in Uri.

In twin villages of Uri's Silkote and Churanda five residential houses were damaged on Saturday morning in heavy exchange of artillery between the two sides.

Evacuation of local population has been started on war footing basis in Uri , said an official.

Scores of vehicles including ambulances have been pressed into the service to evacuate civilian population, said an official, adding that 100 people have been taken to safer locations from morning.

Meanwhile, the local administration in Uri has established control room in the area. 

Officials said that several people are reportedly trapped in Silkote and Churanda villages and efforts are on to shift them to safer places. 

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