LoC firing: Injured woman dies
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.