10 terrorists killed in Kashmir's Uri after Pakistan 'violates' ceasefire

An Indian army soldier takes position near the site of a gunbattle in Uri. Photograph:( AFP )

PTI Jammu and Kashmir Sep 20, 2016, 11.11 AM (IST)
Ten terrorists were killed by the Indian Army in Lachipura area of Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector on Tuesday, ANI reported.
Two days after the terror attack in Uri, Pakistani troops today "violated the border ceasefire" in the same sector of Kashmir, targeting Indian Army positions with small firearms, PTI reported.

"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing by small arms towards Indian positions in Uri sector this afternoon," an army official said.

In Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, a Pakistani colonel said that there was no firing. He, however, added that both sides were on high alert and strengthening their positions.

Pakistan's foreign office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said that no shot had been fired by Pakistan, after Indian television channels said troops of both countries had exchanged fire.

"There seems to be some activity across the border but there has been no activity from our side, not one shot fired from here," he told Reuters.

The Indian Army official said that the firing from across the Line of Control took place between 1.10 pm and 1. 30 pm today, according to a PTI report.

The ceasefire violation comes two days after four Jaish- e-Mohammad militants stormed an army base in Uri Sector, killing 18 soldiers and injuring several others. All the four militants were also killed.

The terror attack has heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.

(WION with inputs from agencies)
  • delete