Jammu and Kashmir News
Jammu, Aug 16: A woman was killed on Sunday in indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district that continued for the second day, an official said.
“The Pakistan Army again resorted to indiscriminate shelling and gunfire in Mandi and Balakot sectors of Poonch district,” Defence Ministry Spokesman Col. Manish Mehta said here.
“The firing started at 3 a.m. and is still on. Our troops retaliated appropriately to the firing,” he said.
“A woman died around 6 a.m. due to Pakistani shelling,” an official said.
Five civilians have died since Saturday because of the indiscriminate shelling. The woman is the sixth victim in two days.
Three civilians were killed on India’s Independence Day on Saturday when their car was hit by a shell fired from the Pakistan side in Mendhar sector of the district.
Many civilians gathered at the site where the car was hit, when they were hit by a second shell fired from Pakistan, injuring more than 20 of them.