Army Officer, Woman Killed as Pak Violates Ceasefire in J&K’s Uri

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Hajipeer area of Uri around 11.30 am on 25 December.

Updated
India
1 min read
Indian soldier along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
i

A junior commissioned officer of the army and a woman were killed on Wednesday, 25 December, in unprovoked firing during ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said.

They said Pakistan is targeting civilian population in India with vengeance from gun and mortar positions deployed and inside villages in PoK.

The JCO (Subedar) died in Uri Sector.

The sources said some of the shells fired by Pakistani troops landed in civilian areas, resulting in injuries to two civilians including a woman in Churunda village.

Naseema Begum (22), succumbed to splinter injuries, they said.

The incident comes in the wake of Pakistan Army Chief’s recent visit to Hajipir along the LoC.

The sources said the ceasefire violations are part of Pakistan's proxy war design to abet infiltration and keep the Kashmir issue on the simmer.

The Indian army personnel responded to the ceasefire violation in adequate measure, the sources said.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Published: 
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!