Jammu and Kashmir: Five of a family killed in cross-border shelling in Mendhar

Reports said that shelling began around 7:40 am today in Balakote sector of Mendhar.

Javed Iqbal
Mendhar, Publish Date: Mar 18 2018 9:33AM | Updated Date: Mar 18 2018 4:12PM
Jammu and Kashmir: Five of a family killed in cross-border shelling in MendharA girl in cross border shelling in Mendhar being airlifted to Jammu on Sunday

Five members of a family were killed and two others critically injured as the armies of India and Pakistan traded heavy fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Reports said that shelling began around 7:40 am today in Balakote sector of Mendhar.

They said that a shell landed at the house of Muhammad Ramzan (45) at Devta, killing him, his wife Malka Bi (45) and three sons - Muhammad Rehman (19), Muhammad Rizwan (18) and Muhammad Razaq (8).

Two of his daughters were critically injured.

The injured sisters - identified as Nooren Akhtar (14) and Marin Akhtar (7) - were shifted to District Hospital Rajouri where from they were airlifted to GMC&H Jammu for specialised treatment.