Pakistan army uses loudspeakers to ask LoC residents to move away

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Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Panic gripped residents of border villages in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday when Pakistan army made loudspeaker announcements asking people living near the Line of Control (LoC) to move to safer areas.

The announcements were made by Pakistan army using public address systems when heavy shelling and firing was going on in the Uri sector between Indian and Pakistan soldiers.

Authorities in Baramulla district have pressed ambulances and other modes of conveyance into service to shift people living in these areas to safer places.

Officials said over 100 people were shifted to safer areas from villages close to LoC in Uri sector.

Already around 500 people have already left behind their homes, cattle and fields to move away from areas close to the LoC in Uri sector.

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Reports said some houses have been badly damaged by Pakistan shelling in Silikote and Churanda villages of Uri tehsil.

–IANS

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