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J-K: Woman killed in Pakistan firing along LoC

Pakistani troops carried out unprovoked shelling and firing on Indian defence and civilian facilities in Mendhar area of Poonch.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2018 9:57:17 pm
J-K: Woman killed in Pakistan firing along LoC Indian troops are retaliating. (Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

A woman was killed in firing by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, police said.

The deceased woman has been identified as Zainab Bi, 45, police said, adding that she was sitting in the premises of her house when a mortar shell fell nearby.

According to report, Pakistani troops carried out unprovoked shelling and firing on Indian defence and civilian facilities in Mendhar area of Poonch, and Indian troops are retaliating.

“Pakistan army used small arms, automatics and mortars. Indian positions are strongly and effectively retaliating. Firing exchanges were going on till last reports came in,” police said.

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