J-K: Soldier, woman killed as Pak army fires at Indian post, shells village along LoC
An army soldier and a civilian woman were killed when Pakistani troops attacked a security post and shelled a village along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, violating ceasefire again on Saturday.
An army spokesperson said Pakistani forces resorted to “unprovoked firing” on an Indian army post in KG sector around 5pm.
“Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively,” the spokesperson said, adding Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar was grievously injured in the exchange of fire.
Tomar, 42, later succumbed to his injuries. He hailed from Tarsana village in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. He is survived by his wife Omavati Devi, a son and a daughter.
An intelligence source said another soldier identified as Sepou Mohit Kumar also sustained injuries in the firing. He was shifted to 425 Army Hospital in Poonch. However, the army has not yet confirmed it.
Earlier in the day, a 40-year-old woman, Raqia Bi, was killed when a shell fired from across the border exploded in the verandah of her house around 5.20am.
Police sources said the woman had just woken up and was washing her hands and face for the morning‘s namaz (prayer).
Till August 1 this year, there have been 285 instances of ceasefire violation by the Pakistani forces.