Lady Killed in Cross-Border Firing


A lady was killed as India and Pakistan exchanged heavy gunfire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian army soldiers keeping vigil on LoC in Poonch (File Image)

Reports said that 65-year-old woman was critically injured after a mortar shell landed near her fired by the Pakistan Army in Mendhar area on Saturday evening.

“Before she could be hospitalised, the woman succumbed to her injuries,”official sources said.

The borders – IB and LoC in Jammu and Kashmir are witnessing flare-up in exchange of fire between the rival armies of India and Pakistan. Many lives have been lost in last few months while scores others have been injured.

On 29 September 2016, the Indian army claimed that it carried out surgical strikes along LoC in Kashmir and since then, the borders are continuously witnessing ceasefire violations.


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