In a major flare-up along the LoC, 11 people, including five soldiers were killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in different areas in north Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
Among the jawans martyred, Assam-based Hardhan Chandra Roy from Phutukibari-Medhipara under Sapatgram police station in lower Assam’s Dhubri district also lost his life.
Four army jawans, a BSF sub-inspector, and six civilians were killed in the recent border shelling which the locals have termed as “unprecedented.” The incident occurred in parts of the Uri Keran sector of Kupwara district and Izmarg in Gurez sector of Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to army officials, Pakistan initiated the unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC. The army officials added that Pakistan used mortars and other weapons and had deliberately targeted civilian areas. Indian army also retaliated strongly destroying Pakistani army bunkers, fuel dumps, and launch pads.
Army sources say that there are huge casualties on the Pakistan side as well as around six to seven soldiers from Pakistan were killed and around 10-12 were injured. The army has also released videos showing mortars hitting and damaging Pakistani bunkers along the LoC.