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Panic in Gurez villages as Indo-Pak armies trade heavy gunfire along LoC

Srinagar: Panic has gripped the residents along the Line of Control (LoC), in Bagtore block of Gurez in Kashmir’s Bandipora district, after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy gunfire. 

According to officials, the Pakistan army initiated “unprovoked Ceasefire Violation (CFV) along the Line of control in Bagtore Sector by firing mortar shells and targeting forward defence posts at Bagtore sector”. 

To this, the Indian army is “retaliating strongly” and shelling from both sides is going on. 

Locals said that the exchange of fire triggered panic among the villagers and some of them have even shifted to safer places. 

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