LoC fir­ing: In­jured woman dies

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

A woman who was crit­i­cally in­jured last week dur­ing an ex­change of fire be­tween Pak­istani and In­dian troops along the Line of Con­trol (LoC) suc­cumbed to her in­juries at Com­bined Mil­i­tary Hos­pi­tal (CMH) Rawalpindi on Tues­day, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by the In­ter-Ser­vices Public Re­la­tions (ISPR) Tues­day.

Ms Fa­reeda, 28, was a res­i­dent of Nad­heri dis­trict in Kotli and was shot in her belly when In­dian and Pak­istani troops traded fire in Jan­drot sec­tor along the LoC. She was shifted to CMH Rawalpindi for treat­ment. An In­dian news web­site had quoted an un­named de­fence of­fi­cial as say­ing that the ex­change of fire had been ini­ti­ated from the Pak­istani side. The web­site added that 120mm mor­tal shells were also fired by the Pak­istani forces.

Ear­lier in Au­gust, 3 peo­ple were killed and at least 22 in­jured as In­dian and Pak­istani se­cu­rity forces ex­changed fire in across the Work­ing Bound­ary in Sialkot. In July, Pak­istani of­fi­cials blamed the BSF for killing four civil­ians in two sep­a­rate in­ci­dents of cross­bor­der fir­ing in Sialkot's Chaprar sec­tor and Rawalakot's Neza Pir sec­tor.

In­dia more­over ac­cused Pak­istan of killing three bor­der guards and one civil­ian. A bor­der ceasefire agree­ment signed by the neigh­bours in 2003 has largely held, but both fre­quently ac­cuse each other of breach­ing it.

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