PaK woman killed in cross-LoC firing: Report

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Srinagar: As the cross-Line of Control (LoC) firing resumed this morning between Indian and Pakistan armies in Jammu and Kashmir, reports from Muzaffarabad said that a lady was killed allegedly after India posts fired mortar shells across.

Muzaffarabad is capital city of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK).

A media report from Pakistani capital city of Islamabad said that a man was also injured after Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” firing along the LoC.

“The casualties occurred in Poonch district’s Abasspur town ─ the same area where an elderly woman was killed in an incident of firing by Indian troops two days earlier,” reported the Dawn.com.

The newspaper quoting a police official, Qazi Arsalan, said, “they (Indian troops) started shelling at about 7am without any provocation. Shelling has continued intermittently since.”

The deceased was identified as Rashida Begum, a 55-year-old widow of a police constable. She was critically injured in Taroti Bala Galli village after shrapnel from a mortar shell hit her and died on way to the hospital.

Abdul Aziz Shaikh, a retired junior grade employee of the education department, was injured after splinters pierced his left thigh in Taroti village, the official said.

The injured was transferred to Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahayan Hospital after receiving initial treatment in Abbaspur, the report said.

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