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Woman killed, 3 soldiers injured in Pakistan firing along LoC in Poonch since Thursday

In the firing and shelling, the three jawans suffered minor splinter injuries.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2018 17:22 IST
Line of Control,Pakistan ceasefire violation,Mendhar sector
Smoke billowing out from the hills after shelling from Pakistan side at Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)

A woman was killed and three soldiers were injured in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said on Friday.

Police said a 47-year-old woman was killed in Pakistani shelling and firing in Mendhar sector on Thursday.

Indian Army officials said intermittent firing was underway when reports last came in.

The Pakistan Army continued firing and shelling overnight along the LoC in the Krishnagati sector of Poonch district, the officials said.

In the firing and shelling, three jawans suffered minor splinter injuries, they said.

“Indian positions retaliated strongly and effectively. The injured soldiers have been identified as Havildars Lakhvinder Singh and Balbir Singh and Lance Naik Charanjeet Singh,” a police officer said.

Two of the soldiers were flown to the Army Hospital in Udhampur.

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 17:21 IST