Srinagar, May 1: Two girls were injured on Friday when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked heavy shelling and firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) at Uri sector in frontier Kashmir district of Baramulla. Official sources told UNI that Pakistani troops fired mortar shells on Friday afternoon, targeting forward posts and civilian areas. Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire lasted for over an hour, sources said.
The girls, identified as Shanaza Bano and Thaira Bano, were injured in the shelling and rushed to a hospital. This is the second time that Pakistan violated ceasefire in Uri in less than a week. On April 27, no one was injured in the violation. Pakistan has been violating ceasefire frequently in north Kashmir. Three civilians, including a woman and child, were killed on April 12 when Pakistan troops violated ceasefire in Kupwara. (UNI)