Civilian martyred, three injured in Indian firing across LoC

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Speaking to Greater Kashmir, an Army official had said that the militants hiding in the village opened fire after a search party approached them, leaving an Army man Gobind Singh of 13 Para Hajin camp injured. "Early morning we reached to the affected areas and evacuated all the residents amidst heavy shelling". He was extracting sand at the right bank of River Poonch when the Indian firing hit him, Poonch Deputy Commissioner Raja Tahir Mumtaz told Dawn by telephone.

Uri has witnessed firing from both sides, after a gap of few years. "The Indian Army will honour the ceasefire and de-escalate tensions the day Pakistan stops sending terrorists across the Line of Control", Rawat said, referring to the 2003 agreement put in place as a confidence-building measure.

He also said that the Indian Army has retaliated heavily and accurately, and villagers and people have been evacuated from places where mortar shelling is expected.

The Uri administration has also submitted a proposal for 3000 bunkers in this sub division.

"The announcements created panic among the residents as firing has been going on in the area since last week. DC/SSP on spot looking after people", J&K police chief S P Vaid tweeted.

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Pakistan has accused India of killing 18 people in border skirmishes this year.

The two sides exchanged fire in Uri sector of frontier Baramulla district, about 117 km north-west of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. And the number has increased to 881 CFVs till November 2017.

India regularly accuses Pakistan of aiding fighters in crossing the LoC to attack Indian positions.

In a tit-for-tat action, Pakistan Army on Monday destroyed an Indian army post across the Line of Control and killed two soldiers hours after a Pakistani minor boy lost his life. Pakistan also arranged a visit of defence attaches of six countries including four permanent members of the United Nations to visit LoC in Rawlakot sector.

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