Father-daughter duo injured in India-Pak shelling in Rajouri

Father-daughter duo injured in India-Pak shelling in Rajouri
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Jammu: A man and his daughter were injured after Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire and mortar bombs at each other’s forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, sources said.
The incident took place last evening in the Nowshera sector.
Pakistani troops also fired small arms and automatic weapons. They targeted the Sair and Kadli hamlets and forward posts of the Indian Army, officials told PTI.
Bola Ram and his daughter Sangeeta suffered splinter injures after a 120mm mortar shell exploded in their house’s compound. They were hospitalised, they said.
On Tuesday, an Army soldier was killed while four others, including a Lieutenant and JCOs, were injured as Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs at forward posts in Krishna Ghati sector along the LoC in Poonch.
However, the shelling did not impact cross-LoC trade that takes place for four days a week from Tuesday to Friday along the Chakan Da Bagh in Poonch district and Salamabad in Uri sector of Baramulla district.
The death toll due cross border shelling along the LoC this year has gone up to 27, with the latest incidents.
The dead included 13 forces personnel and five members of a family who lost their lives when a shell hit their house in Balakote sector of Poonch district on March 18.

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