Woman killed, three others injured in Pak shelling on LoC

Tribune News Service

Jammu/Srinagar, July 8

A 60-year-old girl was killed and one other injured after Pakistan focused ahead posts and villages with mortars alongside the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector of Poonch district.

Two extra civilians have been injured in the ceasefire violation within the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in Kashmir.

The deceased has been recognized as Rasham Bi, a resident of Lanjote village in Mendhar. The 58-year-old Hakam Bi of the identical village acquired splinter accidents and was being handled.

Jammu-based Defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand stated Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and intense shelling in Balakote and Mendhar sectors of Poonch round 2 am on the intervening night time of July 7 and July 8.

“The Army retaliated befittingly. The firing stopped about 2.45 am,” he stated.

Poonch SSP RK Angral stated a lady misplaced her life whereas one other acquired splinter accidents. “However, no injury was reported to any Army personnel,” he stated.

Sources stated, “One of the women died on the spot while the police shifted the injured woman to the nearby primary health centre in Dhargloon, where she was referred to Government Medical College, Rajouri.”

Later within the day, Pakistan additionally violated the truce in north Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector during which two civilians have been injured.

“Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Tangdhar Sector, in the afternoon hours by firing mortars and other weapons. Befitting response is being given. Two civilians were injured,” the Army stated in assertion.  

Last month, India misplaced 5 troopers to Pakistan shelling alongside the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri sectors, whereas 4 civilians and two troopers have been killed in several ceasefire violations on LoC in north Kashmir since January this yr. 

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