A woman was killed and seven civilians critically injured as Pakistan troops on Friday continued targeting the civilian areas of Jammu and Kashmir along the Line of Control (LOC) with mortar fire.
A 32-year-old woman, identified as Amin Akhtar of Chaijla village in the Mendhar sector, was grievously injured as Pakistan troops shelled civilian areas at several places in the Rajouri and Poonch districts on Thursday evening.
Seven civilians were injured as Pakistan troops shelled certain areas of Uri in North Kashmir. One of the critically injured has been brought to Srinagar for treatment.
The Line of Control (LOC) has witnessed heightened tensions post the air strikes conducted by the Indian Air Force and the retaliatory strike by the Pakistan Air Force.
Pakistan troops indulged in unprovoked mortar shelling in areas along the LOC, including Sunderbani, Mankote, Khari Karmara and Degwar. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively.
The Pakistan troops also shelled the civilian areas and Army posts in the Nowshera Sector of Rajouri district on Thursday evening. They also fired mortars in the Krishna Ghati area, reports said.
Meanwhile, security forces on Friday morning shot dead two terrorists in an encounter in Babagund village of Handwara in North Kashmir. The identity of the killed terrorists is being ascertained.