Jawan, woman killed in Pakistan shelling

According to sources, 50-year-old Rashida Bi was killed and her daughter Nazma Akhtar (24) injured when a mortar shell hit their house at Golad village

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: November 3, 2016 8:40 pm

AN Army jawan and a woman were killed while five people, including two jawans, were injured when Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and firing along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Poonch districts on Monday.

Besides 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, small arms and automatic weapons were also fired from across the border, said Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta, adding that Indian troops retaliated “appropriately’’ and “befittingly’’.

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He said Rifleman Bimal Tamang, 20, from Dharan in Nepal was killed in Rajouri.

According to sources, 50-year-old Rashida Bi was killed and her daughter Nazma Akhtar (24) injured when a mortar shell hit their house at Golad village near Mendhar in Poonch. Another woman Tasveer Bi and two jawans were injured in Basooni, they said.

The unprovoked ceasefire violation in Manjakote and Ghambir areas of Rajouri district and Darana, Basooni and Golad in Poonch district followed three unsuccessful infiltration attempts in Kathua district since the night of October 29. Sources said that with winter approaching, Pakistan has been trying to push in terrorists before the mountainous passes are blocked due to snowfall.

After foiling two infiltration bids, BSF personnel spotted three terrorists moving towards the border at Hiranagar sector. They took shelter in wild growth but were spotted again. Security personnel opened fire. The terrorists fired back, but later retreated.

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  1. M
    Nov 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm
    where is PMO?
    1. M
      Nov 1, 2016 at 9:01 am
      RIP TO OURS iNDIAN JAWAN AND A WOMAN. Why ours PM ModiJi with his bureaucrat James bond 007 Ajit Dovall will not be nuked stan to vanishing it of from world Map.?
      1. rajan Karunakaran
        Nov 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm
        Continuous boarder killing of civilians and soldiers is a serious problem to be solved by bilateral peace talks if required third party mediation is also the need of time.
        1. Y
          Nov 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm
          with some respect for you being a old person, what exactly you mean by peace talks? why do you need peace talks when the start of border clash is clearly from pak side. Who else would come over from their border? And history speaks that pak is a true enemy of India in every means. Pak cannot comply with other religious people / and they have their aim only in kashmir / etc.. What do you think about all the terrorist attacks occurred in India and where it came from?. Now I might sound ignorant but Most muslims support fellow muslims in any case if it is rape,terrorism or any barbaric acts. They can't tolerate fair criticism against their religion, laws (sharia),..etc. Even muslims in most middle eastern countries are better than ones in both pak and some in indian side. Many off-topic but taught to include it. Pak will never change nor its extremist people, stamp it.