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Woman killed in firing by Indian troops,says Pak

Tension along the Line of Control has increased in the last few weeks

Written by Press Trust Of India | Islamabad | Published: August 26, 2013 1:51:17 am

Pakistani authorities on Sunday claimed a woman was killed and six people were injured in “unprovoked” Indian Army shelling along the Pakistani side of the Line of Control.

Radio Pakistan reported that the woman was killed following unprovoked Indian Army shelling at Nakyal sector along the Line of Control on Sunday morning. Deputy Commissioner Kotli Masoodur Rehman told the state-run radio channel that Indian troops resorted to the “unprovoked shelling” on civilians late on Saturday night.

He accused Indian troops of directly targeting civilians for the first time since their alleged violations of the Line of Control. He said so far one civilian has been killed and 19 have been injured since the first violation of ceasefire by the Indian troops.

Tension along the Line of Control has increased in the last few weeks following the killing of five Indian soldiers on August six.

Both sides blame each other for the violations and say their action was retaliatory in nature.

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