A woman was killed on Thursday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said.

Police sources said Pakistani troops carried out unprovoked shelling and firing on Indian defence and civilian facilities in Mendhar area of Poonch, and Indian troops were retaliating.

“A 45-year-old woman sustained critical injuries in Pakistan shelling in Mendhar area. She later succumbed to injuries,” a source said.

“Pakistan army used small arms, automatics and mortars. Indian positions are strongly and effectively retaliating. Firing exchanges were going on till last reports came in,” police said.