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Jammu and Kashmir: Woman killed in Pakistan shelling along LoC

12 August 2017

A woman was killed on Saturday in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.

On August 9, India had summoned Pakistan High Commission official Tariq Karim and issued a demarche "lodging strong protest" over the death of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati sector.

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The soldier succumbed while being shifted to army hospital.

Forty-two-year old Nb Subedar Tomar belonged to Village Tarsana (Post Office Porsa) in District Morena of Madhya Pradesh. He is survived by his wife Omavati Devi, a son and a daughter.

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A lady was killed when Pakistan damaged truce in Jammu and Kashmir's Mendhar part at 5:30 am on Saturday. "The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 5". "The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, " he said, adding that "firing ceased at 6.45 am". "15 am in Poonch sector along the LoC". "A woman, who was standing in front of the house, received critical splinter injuries and died on spot", he said. "As the security forces approached, the hiding terrorists fired at them triggering a fierce encounter which as per reports last came in is on", said sources.

During the ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops, one jawan lost his life and another was critically injured.

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Jammu and Kashmir: Woman killed in Pakistan shelling along LoC