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Pakistani troops violate ceasefire along LoC in Uri sector, injure 3 civilians

The incidence comes a day after Army foiled an attempt by a group of terrorists to intrude into this side under the cover of Pakistani firing from across the LoC in Poonch.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 19, 2018 19:39 IST ]
Image Source : PTI Pakistani troops violate ceasefire along LoC in Uri sector, injure 3 civilians

Pakistan on Monday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring three civilians, police said. 

"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Churanda in the Silikote area of Hajipeer sector of Uri," a police official said. 

Three civilians sustained injuries in the firing, he said, adding that they were rushed to a hospital. 

On Sunday, the Indian Army had foiled an attempt by a group of terrorists to intrude into this side under the cover of Pakistani firing from across the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said the Pakistan army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from 5:15 pm on Sunday along the LoC in Poonch sector to facilitate an infiltration attempt by a group of terrorists. 

The alert troops deployed at the border detected the movement and engaged the infiltrators with effective automatic fire, he said, adding that search and sanitisation operations were in progress. 

"The Army is keeping a strict vigil across the LoC and is prepared to thwart any nefarious designs of Pakistan sponsored terrorists," he said. 

Twenty people -- 11 security personnel and nine civilians -- were killed and over 75 others injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu division since the beginning of this year. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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