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Woman killed in Pak ceasefire violation, death toll rises to 6

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:42 IST

Tension continues prevail on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on 16 August after continuous firing and shelling by Pakistani troops overnight.

The ceasefire violation has claimed the life of a 40-year-old woman in the Balakote sector. In total, six civilians have been killed and nine injured in the ceasefire violations that began on 15 August.

Firing and shelling from Pakistani troops continued through the night, with the local administration advising people in border villages to stay indoors.

The ceasefire violations began in the Poonch sector on 15 August, even as Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent his greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day and called for amicable relations between the two countries.

Pakistani troops had also fired on forward posts along the LoC in Balakote belt with automatic, small arms and mortar bombs on the intervening night of 13 and 14 August.

On August 13, Pakistani troops had resorted to firing by small arms and automatic weapons on forward posts along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector of Poonch district, in which one jawan was injured.

Last month, there were 19 ceasefire violations in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.

(wih inputs from PTI)

First published: 16 August 2015, 11:40 IST