J-K: One woman dead in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera

The firing is still on in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 11, 2017 9:40 am
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A woman was killed and her husband injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district using 120 mm mortars on Thursday. Firing is still on, according to the news agency ANI. A shell hit a village in Laam belt of the sector.

The woman has been identified as Akhtar Bi (35) and her husband as Mohmmad Hanief (40), according to PTI.

According to a defence spokesman, the Pakistani army started firing from small arms and automatic weapons at around 10:40 on Indian army posts along the LoC in Nowshera on Wednesday night. “The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively,” he said.

Pakistan has done six ceasefire violation in April this year. On May 1,  Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Krishnagati area. Bodies of two Indian security personnel – a junior commissioned officer of the army and a BSF head constable on this side of the LoC got mutilated by them. After which, vowing to retaliate at a time and place of its choosing, India lodged strong protest with Pakistan.

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