Seven injured in Indian shelling from across LoC.


Byline: Tariq Naqash

MUZAFFARABAD -- Seven people were injured in two areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Monday in Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC), officials said.

In Bandala sector of Bhimber district, Indian troops started shelling at 4pm which continued till the evening in intervals, Mir Mohammad Abid, Senior Superintendent of Police in Bhimber, told Dawn. The Indian shelling and firing left six people injured in three villages, he said.

Those injured in the shelling were identified as Waheed Khan, Zareena Begum, Adeel Talib, Chaudhry Mohammad Jamil, Shaheen Kausar and Nazma Bibi.

In Poonch district, Indian troops' firing left Mohammad Danish injured, said Rashid Naeem Khan, Deputy Inspector General of Police.

'The teenager was standing outside his home in Polas village when some Indian soldier aimed at him from his post across the divide,' located hardly at a distance of 200 metres, he told Dawn by telephone.

The bullet hit the victim in the leg and he was hospitalised in Rawalakot, he said.

Incidents of targeting firing at villagers doing different chores by the Indian army are often reported from vulnerable villages in closest proximity of the LoC.

On Monday last, a woman was hit and killed by...

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