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Pakistan attempts to shell Indian Army post in Uri

Jan 6, 2013 09:59 IST

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Srinagar: Pakistani troops today violated ceasefire by firing mortar shells towards Indian army posts in Uri sector near the Line of Control.

A Pakistani soldier on guard. PTI

Villagers near Churunda village in south Jhelum sector had some anxious moments after firing started around 3.15 am. Army troops guarding the borderline retaliated which forced the Pakistani troop to stop firing.

Panick has gripped the villagers who feared casualties and damage to property as last time.

"They (Pakistan army) started firing mortar shells towards our posts at Churunda village in Uri sector around 3.15am," an army spokesman said.

He said some of the shells landed close to civilian habitation but there was no damage done.

The spokesman said the army retaliated the Pakistani shelling briefly after which there has been quiet from both sides.

PTI