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J-K: Woman injured in Pak firing along LoC

SNS | New Delhi |

Pakistani rangers late last night targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving a woman injured, police said.

The firing started at 11 pm last night and continued till about 5 am, a police official said.

He said few shells landed near the civilian population and injured a woman Noor Jahan, a resident of Saidpora Tadd. Jahan has been hospitalised, the official said.

“Indian positions retaliated effectively. Intermittent shelling and firing exchanges continued till 4.30 am on Friday.

“A woman identified as Noor Jahan was injured when a splinter fired from across the LoC hit her home. She was shifted to a hospital,” a police officer said.

Last month, an Indian Army soldier was killed as Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate shelling in the Krishna Ghati (KG) sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

The martyred soldier was identified as Naik Thorat Kiran Popatrao (31) of village Fakirabad Wadi, District Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Naik Popatrao was grievously injured during exchange of fire and succumbed to his injuries.


(With agency inputs)