Srinagar: Amid the global scare of deadly coronavirus, the armies of India and Pakistan Friday afternoon exchanged heavy artillery on the Line of Control (LOC) at Bagtore- Gurez sector in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
An official said this afternoon Pakistan army restored to unprovoked ceasefire violation with heavy artillery, which was retaliated “befittingly by Indian army.”
He said that this afternoon Pakistani army targeted the forward posts of Indian Army in Bagtore- Gurez sector with heavy artillery without caring about the civilian population living at the LoC and other places, who could be seen running for cover. The fire was retaliated heavily, in no time and Pakistani army’s efforts to cause damage was given befitting reply, the official said.
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The locals living in areas said they thought war has started and many of them shifted to safer places. The locals said that after every shell was fired their houses were shaken like never before.
A police official said that the damage to civilian population or any injury caused isn’t known so far but they are assessing the situation.