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Elderly woman killed, another injured in cross-LoC shelling in Poonch

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Poonch: A 65 year old woman was killed and another was injured in alleged firing and shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Wednesday, officials said.

An Army officer told GNS that there was an unprovoked small arms firing and shelling along the LoC in Balakote and Mendhar sectors at about 0200 hours. “The Indian Army retaliated befittingly and the firing stopped at about 0245 hours.”

One woman identified as Rashim Bi (65) wife of Mohammad Azam of Sagra, at present Lanjoite Balakote was killed and one person, Hakam Bi (60) Wife Of Moghammad Sahrif of Lanjoite, a police official told GNS.

He said police post incahrge Balakote Showket Amin Khan along with police party visited the shelling hit house and shifted the injured woman to PHC Dhargloon wherefrom she was later referred to Government Medical College Rajouri. BMO Mendhar Dr Parvaiz Khan told GNS that one woman died and other was critically injured.

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