Srinagar: Four civilians and two soldiers have been killed in cross-LoC mortar shelling between Indian and Pakistan armies in Uri Sector on Friday, Kashmir News Trust (KNT) reported.
Quoting police sources, the news agency reported that due to heavy shelling from Pakistan in Uri Sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, four civilians, including a 50-year-old woman, and two army soldiers were killed while a man sustained critical injuries.
Three among the killed civilians have been identified as Taib Ahmad Mir, son of Abdul Jalil, a resident of Sultan Daki Uri; Farooqa Begum, wife of Bashir Ahmed Dar, of Balakote Uri and Irshad Hussain, son of Quramat Hussain, of Bandi Sarie Kamalkote.
The injured has been identified as Naseer Hussain, son of Peer Hussain, of Kamalkote Uri. He has been shifted to a nearby hospital where his condition is stated to be critical.
A police official confirmed the death of 3 civilians and two soldiers. He said the reports about the death of 4th civilian has not been confirmed yet.
Massive shelling was going on till the filing of this report.
Pertinently, in Nowgam Sector, a BSF sub-inspector Rakesh Dohbal has been killed in Pakistan shelling.
BSF sub-inspector killed, two others injured in cross-LoC shelling in Uri
Earlier in the day, a Border Security Force (BSF) sub-inspector was killed while two others sustained injuries in cross-LoC shelling in Hajipeer sector in Uri area.
Identified as Rakesh Doval, the sub-inspector received a head injury and later succumbed to his injuries. KNO