Woman killed as India, Pak trade fire in Poonch

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

In last few days, both Indian and Pak armies have bee exchanging fire which has left many soldiers and civilians dead on both sides.

A woman was killed when Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged firing and shelling in Mendhar sector of the Poonch district early Saturday.

Defence spokesman in Jammu, Lt Col Manish Mehta, said Pakistan Army breached border ceasefire and resorted to heavy firing on army posts at KG sector along LoC in Poonch district at around 5 pm.

The martyred jawan, Nb Sub Jagram Singh Tomar, was grievously injured and later succumbed to his injuries. "The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 5".

Another soldier is reported to have been injured in Pakistan army's indiscriminate firing in the same sector. "The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, " he said, adding that "firing ceased at 6.45 am". 42-year-old Tomar was a native of Madhya Pradesh's Tarsana village and is survived by his wife, one son and a daughter.

On Saturday morning, a civilian in Poonch lost his life after Pakistan resorted to shelling.

India and Pakistan routinely accuse each other's forces of violating a 2003 ceasefire accord.

Around 0520 hours, mortar shells fired from across the border exploded near the house of Mohd.

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