June 1998 News

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Pakistan Troops Fire Rockets at Indian Positions, 13 Killed in Jammu Kashmir

9th June 1998

SRINAGAR: Pakistani troops fired rockets and mortars on forward Indian positions and villages in Jammu and Kashmir, where 13 people, including four top militants, two Bangladesh nationals and an NC activist, were killed since yesterday. The Pakistani troops fired three rockets from across the border on villages in Uri sector of Baramulla district in north Kashmir yesterday, an official spokesman said here today, reports PTI.

Two rockets hit Dardekote village and another rocket exploded near a security vehicle in the sector, he said. None was hurt in the explosions, he said. Pakistani troops also fired mortars in the same sector last night. Three of the mortars exploded in village Asham-Uri, but caused no harm, official reports said. The reports said the unprovoked rocket attack and mortar shelling caused panic among the people living in the forward villages. The residents protested against the Pakistan shelling today, the reports said. A civilian was injured in the unprovoked Pakistani firing in Chack-Faqira village of Samba sector in Jammu region yesterday, the spokesman said. The shelling and firing by Pakistani troops was aimed at pushing armed militants into the state, he said, adding security forces intensified patrolling in border villages to foil attempts by Pakistani rangers.


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