Srinagar, June 19: A soldier was injured after India and Pakistan armies exchange gunfire in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday morning, official sources said.
The sources disclosed to GNS that Pakistan army violated ceasefire today at 8:30 am at Lowe Gadh post in Kamalkote sector of Uri. “The Pakistani troops targeted 20 Sikh, which is opposite to Chitri Post of Pakistan’s 8 Baloch regiment, with small firearms,” they said, adding: “the fire was retaliated.”
The exchange of fire between the two sides continued for 30 minutes. “A soldier identified as Rifleman Hari Shri Ram was injured in the firing. He was flown to Army’s Base Hospital in Srinagar where his condition is stated to be stable,” the sources added. There were reports of ceasefire violations from Nowhshehra sector of Jammu as well but no loss of life or injury was reported.
Meanwhile, government forces including army and SOG cordoned off village Bonhar Chrawni in Charar-e-Shareef area of Budgam district today. A police official said that the cordon was laid after an input about presence of some militants was received. He said during the cordon, the army’s 53RR and SOG conducted searches in the village. However, he said, nothing was found and later the operation was called off.