Five injured as Pak troops violate ceasefire in Tangdhar

Five injured as Pak troops violate ceasefire in Tangdhar

Agency News

Srinagar, Nov 14 : At least five people were injured, one of them critically, when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and resorted to indiscriminate shelling and firing at the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said here on Thursday.

They said Pakistan troops fired mortar shells and resorted to unprovoked firing from across the border at LoC in Tangdhar sector, targeting forward military posts and civilian areas. Indian troops retaliated and hit the Pakistan troop bunkers. The damage suffered across the LoC was not immediately clear, they added.

The injured were shifted to Tangdhar hospital. 'One of the critically-wounded was later referred to Srinagar,' they added. Pakistan troops have been violating the 2003 ceasefire more frequently in Baramulla and Kupwara districts after August 5, when the Centre scrapped Articles 370 and 35 A, besides dividing the state into two Union Territories.

Sources said the Pakistan troops are violating ceasefire to provide cover to militants waiting in launch pads at the LoC to infiltrate into this side from the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). (UNI)