Cross- LoC trade suspended after Pak-India troops exchange fire in Uri

Baramulla: The cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade through Kaman post , the last Indian post on this side of the border in Uri sector, was suspended on Thursday after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and targeted forward posts in Uri sector for the second consecutive day today.
However, Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for several hours. Yesterday two soldiers were injured in Pak firing and shelling in the same sector.
All trade activities between here and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) have been suspended as a precautionary measure due to exchange of fire between the armies of Pakistan and India, official sources said. Since the shelling from POK took place at Kamalkote, it was decided to suspend the movement of trucks, carrying goods from both sides, they told UNI.
They said trade activities will be resumed once the situation become normal and there is no threat to truckers carrying the goods.
Trade activities through Kaman post was resumed after 1947 in 2008 after India and Pakistan agreed to allow traders from both the sides to exchange goods. However, the trading witnessed many ups and downs after truckers from POK were detained when brown sugar, arms and ammunition were recovered at Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) at Uri.

SOURCE: UNI

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