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Civilian killed in Pakistani shelling in J-K’s Baramulla

The civilian was a porter employed with the Indian Army.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2017 23:09 IST
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BSF soldiers standing guard during a night patrol near the fence at the India-Pakistan International Border at the outpost of Akhnoor sector.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

A 22-year-old civilian was killed on Saturday in heavy shelling and firing by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, an army spokesperson said.

“Abbas, resident of Kamalkot (Baramulla) employed with the Army lost his life in an unprovoked firing at around 11:30 a.m,” he said, adding that the Indian side strongly retaliated to the attack.

An 18 year-old Nasreena Bano of Marian village was also injured in the firing.

Due to heightened tensions between the two Armies on the LoC, no traditional exchange of sweets and greetings took place on Diwali.

(with inputs from agencies)

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 23:06 IST