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2 women injured in cross LoC firing in Poonch

Poonch: Two women were injured on Saturday after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire and mortar shells along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Officials said that “Pakistan army resorted to firing and mortar shelling” in Degwar, Malti and Dallan, leading to the injuries to two women identified as Mansha Bi, 18, daughter of Shamas Din and Sakina Bi, 40, wife of Nazam Din, both residents of Bagial-Dara village.

The duo was later shifted to district hospital Poonch for the treatment.

“Pakistan army violated ceasefire by targeting civilians in Poonch at about 1815 hours. The Pakistan army used small arms and intense shelling with Mortars along LoC in Degwar, Malti and Dallan areas in Poonch,” they said, adding, “ Indian army retaliated befittingly.”

SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral confirmed the incident of injuries to two women.

(Syndicated feed from GNS)

 

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