India: Kashmiri families flee homes after cross border shelling

Families from different villages in the Uri sector of Indian-controlled Kashmir, near the Line of Control (LOC), fled their homes after cross border shelling from the Pakistani side. Footage filmed on Friday, shows smoke billowing from some of the houses of the mountain villages damaged by the bombardments, as well as displaced families staying at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School... Еще. One of the families affected by the incident could also be seen at their house, where the shelling hit the ceiling, made holes in the walls and damaged a wooden trunk. A local resident forced to flee his home stated: «On the 24th when the firing happened, there was especially bad firing and we got out of there with great difficulty. Once the firing died down a little, we took the children and ran and arrived to this school. One of our women also died in the shelling, she was 20 years old. Naseema Begum was her name, her two month old baby survived and remains with us.» According to reports, two Pakistan nationals and three Indian servicemen, lost their lives in the latest rounds of cross-border shelling.

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