J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan continues along LoC in in Rajouri district

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A woman was killed after Pakistan allegedly violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Sunday, a police official said.

J&K: Ceasefire violation continues along LoC in in Rajouri district

Troops from across the border allegedly began unprovoked firing around 10.30 am and the Indian Army responded, PTI reported.

Reports said a 65-year-old victim was killed after mortar shells fired by Pakistani troops fell in Mendhar area along the LoC on Saturday night. A Defence spokesperson said the Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively to the Pakistani firing and shelling.

Pakistani troops allegedly launched mortar shells along the LoC in Poonch earlier on Sunday, the official said. No casualties were reported in this incident.

Meanwhile, a young girl who was injured during firing in Shopian in January, succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital on Saturday evening.

Since the third week of January, 20 persons, including 10 security personnel and an equal number of civilians, have been killed in Pakistani ceasefire violations along the LoC and the IB in Jammu.

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