Girl killed in Pak. firing in Poonch

Civilian population living in the border hamlets of Gigriyal and Uripura along the LoC were targeted during the firing, police said.

October 02, 2014 03:43 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:26 pm IST - Jammu

A teenage girl was killed and four others were injured as Pakistani troops targeted villages and Indian forward posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, violating the ceasefire for the third consecutive day.

Pakistani troops resorted to mortar and small arms fire on several villages and forward posts in the Sabjian belt, the police said.

Indian troops retaliated in equal measure triggering an exchange of fire, they said.

Zahira Akhtar, 17, was killed and the four were injured at Gigriyal, they said adding that the wounded have been admitted to hospital.

A defence spokesman said that earlier, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts with mortar guns and automatic weapons in Sabjian.

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