Srinagar: Pakistan Army made announcements on Saturday asking Uri residents in north Kashmir’s Baramullah district to move to safer places by vacating their homes as firing continues along the Line of Control (LoC).
Local daily Greater Kashmir reported that the announcements were made on public address systems by the Army and evacuation process has been started on immediately with the help of ambulances and other vehicles.
“Reports said Pakistani Army started making announcements amid intense shelling and firing exchange between the two sides along the Line of Control in Uri,” the report said.
In twin villages of Uri’s Silkote and Churanda five residential houses were damaged on Saturday morning in a heavy exchange of artillery between the two sides, the report added.
Meanwhile, the local administration in Uri has established control room in the area, the report said.
Officials, according to the report, said that several people are reportedly trapped in Silkote and Churanda villages and efforts are on to shift them to safer places.