Amid Pak shelling along LoC, 500 people from 5 villages evacuated to safety in Uri

Srinagar: Residents of five villages near the Line of Control (LOC) in the Uri sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district have started leaving to safer places as Pakistan Army continued to shell civilian areas for the fifth consecutive day on Friday. The statesman Reported

Reports said that residents of Silikote, Balkote, Tilawari, Churanda and Batgarh villages have started leaving early this morning in view of the heavy shelling by the Pakistan troops.

According to reports, Pakistan troops were firing mortars at regular intervals as a result of which many houses have been damaged.

Pakistan targeted forward posts and civilian areas at Hatlanga, Churanda, and Tika along the Line of Control (LoC) since Thursday morning.

The firing lasted till late in the evening and several houses were damaged in the exchange, the intensity of which prompted authorities to move people living near the borders to safer regions.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Shesh Paul Vaid wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter, “Due to firing/shelling from across in border areas of Uri about 500 people migrate to safer areas. Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police are on spot and looking after the people,”.

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