Jammu: A 45-year-old woman was killed on Thursday in firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. A defence spokesman said that the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatics and mortars from 1620 hours in the Krishnaghati sector along the LoC.
The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively, he said.
A police officer said that some mortar shells fell into the Balnoie hamlet along the LoC in the KG sector resulting in the death of the woman. She was identified as Zainab Bi, the officer said.
With this fresh death, 19 people, including 9 civilians, have been killed and more than 75 injured in Pak shelling this year.