Srinagar, February 28: A lady was killed on Thursday due to shelling in Poonch district of Jammu region. Official sources told KNO that 32-year-old lady Amin Akhter daughter of Mohd Sadiq of Chaijla Mendhar sector died today after unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan which shelled the area.
They said Line of Control has been on heightened tensions post air strikes claimed from both India and Pakistan. Meanwhile, a soldier, who had come home on leave, was injured in shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector at Mankote in Mendhar Sub Division of the district.
A senior police official told KNO that a shell fired by Pakistan Army, landed in premises of the house of the soldier— Zakir Hussain (Lance Naik of 3 Jakli) son of Abdul Aziz as a result of which he suffered serious injuries and was shifted to SDM Mendhar.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) Mendhar, Dr. Pervaiz Ahmad Khan told KNO that after initially admitting Zakir, he was referred to district hospital in “critical” condition. Zakir is posted in Kupwara district of north Kashmir and had returned home recently on leave, officials said.
The incident of shelling took place in the afternoon and as per reports, the Pakistan and Indian armies have been exchanging mortars and firing small arms along the sector for past couple of days and it continued intermittently.