Pakistani cross border firing kills woman in Rajouri district's Nowshera

Pakistani cross border firing kills woman in Rajouri district's Nowshera

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs and Haj and Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri today said one civilian was killed and three Army jawans injured in Pakistani firing in Poonch in the last 24 hours.

Reports said a 65-year-old victim was killed after mortar shells fired by Pakistani troops fell in Mendhar area along the LoC on Saturday night.

"Before she could be hospitalised, the woman succumbed to her injuries", a police official said.


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. Yesterday, Pakistani troops had violated ceasefire in Manjakote sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Pakistan has been using US TOW-2 anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and 120 mm heavy mortars to target Indian bunkers in the Rajouri and Poonch sectors, the report said.

The incident has occurred five days after four soldiers including a Captain were killed and another injured when Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on Indian forward posts in Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday.

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