Indian woman killed in Pakistani firing at border

J&K Woman killed in ceasefire violation by Pak army in Poonch

A woman was killed when Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged firing and shelling in Mendhar sector of the Poonch district early Saturday.

A defence spokesman said the Pakistan army initiated the unprovoked firing on the Indian Army posts at around 5 PM today.

The spokesman said army men effectively returned the fire from similar caliber weapons and the Pakistani guns fell silent at around 06.45 am.

The exchange of fire continued till 7:30 AM. Thirteen schools in vulnerable areas would remain closed till further orders, officials said.

She was standing in front of her house when the splinters hit her.

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"The 45-year-old lady Raqia Begum was an occupant of upper Golat in Mendhar", said Mendhar Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Riyaz Tantray was cited as saying by ANI.

The incident took place at 5.30 am.

Till August 1 this year, there have been 285 instances of ceasefire violation by the Pakistani forces.

According to reports cross border firing and shelling was going on when reports last came in.

A woman was killed when Pakistani troops fired across the border into India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, Indian media reported.

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