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Jammu and Kashmir: 6-year-old girl, BSF officer killed in heavy shelling by Pakistan in Poonch

One girl was killed and three people injured in heavy shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: April 01, 2019 16:47 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: One killed, 3 injured in heavy mortar

Jammu and Kashmir: One killed, 3 injured in heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan in Poonch

A six-year-old girl and  BSF officer were killed in heavy shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Monday. \

According to latest inputs, 13 people including some BSF jawans have also suffered injuries in the ceasefire violation. 

This is for the fourth consecutive day that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri. 

Officials said three houses were damaged in the cross-border shelling which was going on in different sectors of Shahpur, Kerni and Krishna Ghati. A defence spokesperson said Pakistan violated the ceasefire around 7.40 am by shelling mortars and firing with small arms along the LoC in Shahpur and Kerni sectors of Poonch district.

The officials said panic gripped the residents as Pakistan heavily shelled forward posts and targeted civilian areas at over a dozen places.

Mortar shells have landed in different villages of Qasba, Mankote, Kerni, Guntariyan and Shahpur, forcing the people to stay indoors, they said, adding that all the schools in shelling-hit areas have been closed as a precautionary measure. \

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