Trooper wounded in Pakistan firing in Kashmir

March 21st, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) A paramilitary trooper was injured when Pakistani security forces resorted to indiscriminate firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the army said Saturday.
“Pakistani troops using small and automatic weapons fired indiscriminately at our positions in the Uri sector Friday night,” Lt.Col. J.S. Brar, spokesman for the army’s 15 Corps, told IANS here.

“The firing, which began late last evening, continued till early this morning,” he added.

He said one army trooper of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles was injured in the nearly four-hour long firing. “Our troops retaliated,” Lt. Col Brar said.

This is the first major violation of the ceasefire announced by the two armies along LoC and the international border in November 2003 in the Uri sector. The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

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