The Pakistan Army on Sunday said two civilians, including a minor, were killed in a cross-border firing with the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Hotsprings and Kot Kotera sectors in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
An army statement claimed that the “Indian Army resorted to unprovoked firing” in Hotsprings and Kot Kotera sectors.
A 45-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy were killed, while another woman was injured in the firing, it said.
“Pakistan Army troops responded effectively and targeted those posts which initiated fire,” the statement said. The officials said the shelling was intense in both the sectors, causing panic among the people who were asked to stay indoors to avoid any casualty.