Soldier killed, woman injured in border shelling in Poonch

An Indian Army soldier was killed on Sunday after the armies of India and Pakistan resorted to shelling along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.
Soldier killed, woman injured in border shelling in Poonch
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An Indian Army soldier was killed and a woman injured on Sunday after the armies of India and Pakistan resorted to shelling along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.

"Gur Sevak Singh of 22 Sikh regiment was killed in Pakistan firing today (Sunday)," defence sources told IANS here, adding that the ceasefire violation also continues in Balnoi area of the district.

A woman was injured in shelling in Jhallas village of Poonch district.

Tasleem Akhter, wife of Mohammad Sharief, resident of Salotrie, was injured in Jhallas village of Poonch after a shell landed in the village.

At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing which has been started at 8.40 a.m. , a police official said here.

"Indian army has effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on," he said.

Sunday's exchange on the border came after a lull of two days when an uneasy calm prevailed on the LoC and the International Border. (With inputs from Ishrat Butt)

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