AGENCIES, New Delhi: Three persons, including a child, died in north Kashmir’s Kupwara region as fierce skirmishes between the Pakistan and Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) has left Jammu and Kashmir civilians in fear with homes destroyed amid a tough battle against COVID-19, India Today reported on Monday.
Indian and Pakistan armies engaged in heavy shelling and continuous firing over the last one week and the LoC turned into a war once once again.
Three civilians, including a minor, were killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops. As homes suffered heavy damages, some even gutted due to heavy shelling, many fled their villages.
On Sunday, ceasefire violations were reported in multiple sectors along the LoC. In Kupwara, civil areas with a large nomadic Gujjar population were targeted by the Pakistan Army.
“These were villages that have no presence of the forces, only civilians live here. There are no Indian Army positions near places that were targeted,” said an Indian Army official.
The Pakistan offensive in Kupwara comes after the Indian Army targeted terror launch pads and Pakistan army installations aiding infiltration last week in the same sector.
This is the same area where five Pakistani terrorists and five Indian soldiers were killed last week after a fierce battle as the Indian Army thwarted a major infiltration bid. There have been simultaneous ceasefire violations across different sectors along the LoC.