After exchanging fire for four days near Line of Control at Karnah and Keranareas in Kupwara district, India and Pakistan armies maintained silence on Saturday, an official said.
Station house officer Tangdhar Muhammad Ashraf said that there were no reports of ceasefire violation from any area and it seems "guns have fallen silent."
A resident said that people heaved a sigh of relief in Jabdi, Dhani, Hajitara, Jada,andSudhpora areas which are located very close to LoC. "We hope calm prevails and the firing ends. Our villages in Karnah and Keran virtually turn into war zones whenever India and Pakistan armies exchange fire," said a resident Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed.
It may be recalled that two sides had started exchanging fire on 20 February after a trooper of Border Security Force was killed in a sniper fire from other side at Toli post in Tangdhar. On Friday army claimed that it foiled an attempt of Border Action Team from the other side to strike its posts along the LoC at Tangdhar.