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Three civilians killed in mortar shelling by Pakistan in Uri

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

"Pakistani troops fired two 80mm rockets in an unprovoked ceasefire violation at Lambardar village in Uri sector of Baramulla district," official sources said.

One of the shells landed in a civilian area, resulting in the death of three persons, the sources said.

The deceased have been identified as Mohammad Shafi (25), Liyaqat Ahmad (15) and Shaheena Akhtar (16), they said, adding that Liyaqat was hit when he was going to his school for appearing in 8th standard annual examination.

A local resident told PTI over phone that Pakistani troops had over the past few days objected to construction of a forward post by the Army and sought a halt on the work. (MORE)

First Published: Tue, October 16 2012. 15:25 IST