Woman killed as India, Pakistan allege 'ceasefire violation' along LoC

Woman killed as India, Pakistan allege 'ceasefire violation' along LoC

Pakistani Army on Friday yet again fired unprovoked and violated the ceasefire agreement on the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"They (Indian troops) started shelling at about 7am without any provocation".

An elderly woman was killed in firing by Indian troops two days earlier in the same area, Dawn reported.

The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions at five places on the LoC. On 18 October, eight civilians, including a two-year-old child, were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling in the district.

A high-powered panel of officials of the Union ministry of home affairs led by special secretary (internal security) Rina Mitra met villagers living close to the Line of Control (LoC) in the two border districts of Rajouri and Poonch last Saturday.

On Wednesday, November 15 cases of ceasefire violation surfaced in the Shahpur Kirni Sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. Shelling has continued intermittently since, ' said Qazi Arsalan, an official at the local police station.

Pakistan had even summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces in which a woman was reportedly killed.

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