4 civilians killed in Uri, more than 4 injured in Gurez as heavy guns blaze across the LoC, people fleeing to ‘safer locations’

People have been fleeing and moving to ‘safer locations’

Srinagar: Six persons including four civilians were killed in north Kashmir’s Uri after armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy gunfire, officials said on Friday.

Reports said said that two Army men and four civilians including a woman were killed during the heavy exchange of fire in Uri area of Baramulllah district.

Reports said soon the noise of explosions spread in the area, and panic gripped, and residents started to move to safer places.

A Sub-Inspector of Border Security Force (BSF) was also killed in Hajiper sector in Uri area.

The BSF Sub Inspector identified as Rakesh Doval received head injury and later succumbed to his injuries while two others have received injuries during the cross-border firing.

In the Gurez sector too, heavy shelling has been going on and many civilians have been injured.

Officials identified the injured persons as Rehana khursheed (14), Munaza Jamsheed (12), Jabar Ahamad Ganie (72),  and Sada Bagem (62), all residents of Bagtore Gurez.

The exchange of firing from both sides was going on when this report was filed.


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