Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Poonch, one jawan martyred

A 45-year-old woman reportedly died in firing by Pakistan at LoC in Mendhar

The two armies have repeatedly exchanged heavy fire this summer along the winding LoC that has left many soldiers and civilians dead on both sides.

One woman was killed in Pakistan shelling along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Medhar sector early on Saturday.

Giving details, an army spokesperson said that Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Krishna Ghati sector.

"After Indian positions retaliated effectively, firing exchanges stopped in Mendhar sector at 6.45 am".

The martyred jawan, Nb Sub Jagram Singh Tomar, was grievously injured and later succumbed to his injuries. Tomar who is a native of Madhya Pradesh's Tarsana village is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.

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Earlier in the day, a 40-year-old woman was killed in Gohlad Kalran village after the Pakistani army resorted to indiscriminate firing for almost one-and-a-half-hour.

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

The woman has been identified by the police as Raqia Begum (45). She died on the spot.

"They resorted to indiscriminate firing from automatic weapons towards army posts and civilian areas in along LoC in Poonch district from 5.15 am". Some reports said that the Indian Army retaliated strongly to the ceasefire violation.

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