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Two days after terror attack, Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Uri

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Sep 20, 2016, 3:16 pm IST
Updated Sep 20, 2016, 4:08 pm IST
According to latest inputs, 20 rounds were fired from small arms at the Indian post in Uri.
Representational image (Photo: PTI)
 Representational image (Photo: PTI)

Srinagar: Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector on Tuesday, two days after 18 soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack at an Army installation.

According to latest inputs, 20 rounds were fired from small arms at the Indian post in Uri.

 

However, there was no damage in the incident, army said. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing by small arms towards Indian positions in Uri sector this afternoon," an army official said.

He said the firing from across the Line of Control took place between 1:10 pm and 1:30 pm.

The official said while there were no reports of any casualty in the firing, further details of the incident were awaited.

On Monday, the Army had said it reserves the right to respond to any cross-border terror attack "at the time and place of our own choosing". The Army also said it has the desired capability to respond to any blatant acts of aggression and violence as deemed appropriate by us.

 

The terror attack has heightened tensions between India and Pakistan. It is being blamed on Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed sparking calls for exercising military options.

The total recoveries from the slain terrorists is four AK 47 rifles, four Under Barrel Grenade Launchers, 39 Under Barrel Grenade Launcher grenades, five hand grenades, two radio sets, two GPSs, two map sheets, two matrix sheets, one mobile phone and a large number of food and medicine packets having Pakistani markings.

India had reacted strongly to the deadliest attack on the Army in Jammu and Kashmir in quarter-century-old insurgency.

 

India has blamed Pakistan for the attack, and called for its isolation from the international community. Pakistan has denied the charges vehemently, calling them baseless. A showdown over the issue is taking place at the UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Commission between the two countries.

India demanded that Pakistan stop support for terrorism across the border, as well as 'vacate' the illegally-held Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) instead of trying to internationalise the issue.

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