There is no respite from the cross-border firing along the LoC. An elderly woman was killed as Pakistani army fired at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said.

The 65-year old victim was critically injured by a mortar fired by the Pakistan Army in Mendhar area on Saturday evening.

“Before she could be hospitalised, the woman succumbed to her injuries,” a police official said.

“Pakistani troops used small arms, automatics and mortars to target defence and civilian areas in Mendhar. Indian positions effectively and strongly.”

Earlier, a woman was killed on Thursday in the firing by Pakistani forces.

Pakistani troops carried out unprovoked shelling and firing on Indian defence and civilian facilities in Mendhar area of Poonch, and Indian troops retaliated.

“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.