Published On: Sat, Feb 24th, 2018

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Uri again, heavy firing exchange on

Srinagar: Refusing to mend its ways amid reports of international terror watchdog FAFT putting it on the grey list, the Pakistan Army on Saturday again violated the ceasefire along the line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir by resorting to heavy firing.

Pakistani army has been violating the bilateral ceasefire agreement in Uri of Baramulla district

According to reports heavy firing exchanges started on Saturday between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of the state.

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Pakistani army has been continuing in Uri sector since 11.50 am.

“Our troops are strongly and effectively retaliating. Firing exchanges were going on between the two sides when reports last came in,” Kalia said.

The Pakistani army has been violating the bilateral ceasefire agreement in Uri of Baramulla district intermittently for the last four days in its bid to push as many terrorists as possible.

Sources in the police said that on Friday the Indian Amry destroyed a Pakistani bunker in Uri, used as launch pad for the terrorists to infiltrate under cover fire provided by the Pakistani troops.

As a precautionary measure, the Pakistani Army indiscriminately targeting defence and civilian facilities has forced authorities to shift around 500 residents of villages close to the LoC to safer locations.

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