Territorial jawan, wife killed Pak firing along LoC

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A territorial Army jawan and his wife were killed and their two minor daughters injured in firing by Pakistan. The Pakistani troops lobbed mortar shells and resorted to small arms and automatic weapon fire at civilian areas along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector on Saturday morning.

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The jawan has been identified as Mohammad Showkat and his wife Saifa Bi. They died after their house was hit by a 120 mm mortar shell. The martyred jawan had come home on leave.

The daughters of the jawan, Rubina, 12 and Zaida, 6 were injured in the shelling.
"Pakistan Army began indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in Gulpur area," defence sources said.

The firing is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating, the source also said. In another incident, three soldiers were injured after the terrorists attacked an Army patrol in Bandipora.

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