November 8, 2016 10:10 pm

4 Killed in Latest Cross LoC Fire

SRINAGAR: Four people were killed on Tuesday in exchanges of fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, officials said, the latest violence amid tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Three civilians were killed and three wounded by Indian shelling in the Battal sector of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Pakistani police official Mir Abid said.

"A mortar shell landed on the house of one Zakir Hussain Shah in Mandhol village, killing his 45-year old wife and 6-year old daughter on the spot," said Abid, adding that another man was killed near a bridge in the area.

An Indian soldier was killed in the Jammu during the exchanges of fire, an Indian military spokesman said, adding that two soldiers were wounded and Indian forces responded to the firing.

Firing by both sides continued, both officials said.

 

PM, Service Chiefs Discuss Border Shelling

New Delhi: Amid continuing Pakistani shelling along the border in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday reviewed the security situation with Chiefs of Army, Navy and Vice Chief of Air Force here.

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval was also present at the meeting, officials said.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister is understood to have taken stock of the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border where Pakistan has been regularly shelling military posts as well as civilian areas.

Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is believed to have briefed Modi on the situation and how the forces are handling the Pakistani provocation.

Significantly, the meeting came on a day when one more jawan was killed in Pakistani shelling in Jammu and Kashmir.

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