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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector; gunshots also heard in Bandipora

Police said as soon as the security forces cordoned off Paribal village in Hajin area following information about the presence of the terrorists, they were fired at, triggering the fighting.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: February 22, 2018 10:39 IST ]
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Pakistan on Thursday violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector, prompting Indian soldiers to retaliate, the Army said. Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing at Indian posts in the Hajipeer area of the Uri sector in Baramulla district on Thursday morning, an official said. 

As per reports, gunshots were also heard after gunfight erupted between terrorists and the security forces in north Kashmir's Bandipora district. Police say one soldier has been injured in the gunfight that is going on in Paribal village.

As soon as the security forces cordoned off Paribal village in Hajin area following information about the presence of the terrorists, they were fired at, triggering the fighting, police said. "The gunfight in ongoing," the police added.

Meanwhile, security forces have launched a search operation.

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