4 Civilians Among 8 Killed In Pak Firing In Uri; Indian Army Retaliates Strongly

In what was one of the deadliest shellings in the Uri sector and surrounding areas, three soldiers, a BSF officer and four civilians were killed when Pakistan violated ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in northern Kashmir.

All civilians killed were from Uri, including one woman and a seven-year-old boy.

“Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC, spread across multiple sectors to include Dawar, Keran, Uri and Naugam. Pakistan used mortars and other weapons,” said Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia, adding that Pakistan deliberately targeted civilian areas.

In a strong retaliation, the Indian troops caused “substantial damage” to Pakistan Army’s infrastructure and casualties across the LoC. “Several ammunition dumps, fuel dumps and multiple terrorists’ launch pads have been damaged,” informed Col Kalia.

“This was the second infiltration attempt within a week. The earlier unsuccessful infiltration bid in Machhal Sector on 7/ 8 November, was foiled, in which three terrorists were eliminated,” he added.

There have been at least a dozen ceasefire violations in Uri the last six months.

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