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9 injured in ongoing cross-LoC Indian shelling – Pakistan

No less than 9 folks, together with two minor ladies, had been injured in heavy shelling by Indian troops in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Nakyal sector on Sunday, an official mentioned.

“Indian troops began heavy mortar shelling at about 7am within the morning, focusing on civilian populations in virtually all villages alongside the Line of Management (LoC),” mentioned Nakyal Assistant Commissioner Waleed Anwar.

A shell exploded on the roof of the home of 1 Haji Aslam in Palani village, critically injuring three of his daughters, he mentioned. The victims had been recognized as Musarrat, 22, Nargis, 25, and Samra, 15.

Elsewhere, in the identical sector, 11-year-old Aleeba Majeed and 35-year-old Muhammad Zahoor Mughal had been injured in Jair Merg and Dharoti Naari villages respectively, Anwar mentioned.

He added that at the very least three folks had been reported injured in Balakot. They had been recognized as 18-year-old Abdul Aziz, Abdul Ghani, 52, and his partner Farzand Begum, 42.

Individually, a 50-year-old lady, Shamim Akhtar, was injured in Naar Dabsi village, Anwar knowledgeable.

He mentioned six of the victims had been shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Kotli owing to their vital wounds.

In accordance with him, the shelling continues to be ongoing.

5 killed in India

5 members of a single household had been killed when a mortar bomb fired allegedly from the Pakistani facet landed on their house in India-held Kashmir, Indian police mentioned.

The incident occurred within the southern Poonch sector within the disputed Himalayan area.

Police mentioned a 35-year-old man, two kids aged seven and 12, a teenage boy and a lady had been killed.

“The five were killed inside their home when a shell fired from Pakistan side of the border hit it,” director common of police, Shesh Paul Vaid, advised AFP.

Two ladies, together with a five-year-old, had been injured and brought to hospital, a police assertion mentioned.

The closely militarised LoC has been witnessing intermittent heavy shelling for a very long time now, in a critical breach of a November 2003 truce settlement between the Indian and Pakistani armies. Scores of civilians have been killed and injured consequently.

Two locals in AJK’s Poonch district had been injured in a latest incident of cross-border firing. Three members of a visiting United Nations Navy Observers Mission for India and Pakistan, who had arrived to examine the state of affairs alongside the LoC, barely escaped with their lives.

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