LoC flare-up: Woman among 3 more civilians injured in Kupwara

Srinagar: Three more civilians including a woman were injured as India and Pakistan troops exchanged fire along the Line of Control in Karnah area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A senior army officer told GNS that Pakistan army resorted to ceasefire violation along the LoC by firing small arms and mortars, resulting in injuries to six civilians at seperate places. “Army gave befitting reply,” he added.

Official sources identified the injured as 42-year-old Hamida Begium wife Mohammad Akbar, Zakir Khan (24) and Nasser Ahmad Khan, all residents of Rangward. All three injured persons were shifted to SDH Kralpora wherefrom the woman has been referred to Srinagar as his condition is stated to be serious, the officials said.

Earlier as many civilians identified as Mohammad Arif from Shamspora, Mohammad Yaqoob from Baghballa Kachadiyan and Syed Rafaqat from Kachadiyan were injured and hospitalized.

Meanwhile, army officials here said that Pakistani army also violated ceasefire along the LoC in Uri by resorting to unprovoked firing.

The Pakistani troops fired small arms and mortar shells in the Boniyar sector of the Uri sector in Baramulla district, they said.

The Army gave a befitting reply to the “unprovoked aggression and retaliated in adequate measure”, they added. However, there were no reports about injury to any person so far. (GNS)