Jammu and Kashmir: Woman killed in Pakistan shelling along LoC

Jammu and Kashmir: Woman killed in Pakistan shelling along LoC

Soldiers from the Pakistani army targeted Indian positions and villages in the Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) using automatic weapons and mortars, state-run broadcaster All India Radio said.

In the exchange of fire, Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar (42), resident of Madhya Pradesh, was grievously injured and later succumbed to injuries, the spokesman said. He is survived by wife, son and a daughter. He said "that is the kind of fierce retaliation we are giving on the borders". No report of setback was accounted for in the episode though, on Monday, Pakistani officers let go along the LoC at Indian posts in Baramullah's Silikoot zone in which a jawan was harmed.

Indian troops had retaliated strongly and the exchange of fire ceased in a couple of hours.

A 40-year old woman was killed when mortar shells fired from across the border exploded at Gohlad Kalran village.

She was standing in front of her house when the splinters hit her.

The woman has been identified by the police as Raqia Begum (45). The incident took place in the district's Balakot sector.

"They remained confined to their homes and once the firing and shelling subsided, they moved to underground bunkers for safety", he said. On August 8, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra (21) was killed in unprovoked Pakistani firing.

Till August 1 this year, there have been 285 instances of ceasefire violation by the Pakistani forces.