Published: Sun, July 09, 2017
Medical | By Ismael Lynch

Girl among two killed in Indian firing at LoC

Girl among two killed in Indian firing at LoC

The Pakistan army is firing and shelling heavily from eight different posts on villages and forward posts along the LoC. "The firing is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating". Sepoy Mohmmad Shaukat of the Territorial Army, who was on leave, and his wife Safia Bi were killed when a mortar shell fired by the Pakistan army exploded neartheir home in Karmara, a police officer said.

He said an exgratia relief of Rs 5 lakhs is being paid to the dead in cross-LoC firing and shelling.

Pakistan on Saturday accused longtime rival India of killing at least two civilians, including a girl by "unprovoked" firing along the Line of Control - a de facto border that divides the disputed Kashmir valley between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. In another incident, three soldiers were injured after the terrorists attacked an Army patrol in Bandipora.

They said the army men returned the fire and in the brief exchange of gunfire, three army men including a Captain-rank officer were injured.

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The latest clashes erupted on the death anniversary of militant commander Burhan Wani who was killed in Kashmir a year ago.

22-year-old Burhan was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kokernag area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on July 8 last year.

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