Muzaffarabad: At least four people, including two children were killed and at least 18 others were wounded in Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK) on Monday in the latest casualties caused by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC).
"It was the heaviest mortar shelling since morning in the Nakyal sector, which has left two people dead and 10 others wounded, according to initial reports," Sardar Zeeshan Nisar, assistant commissioner Nakyal, told Dawn by telephone.
The deceased were identified as Altaf, 40, a resident of Chota Nar Dabsi village and Nazia, 30, a resident of Mathrani village.
The injured were Aniq Ahmed, 15, in Pir Kalanjar village, Burhan Salim, 11, his sister Nighat Salim, 16, and another woman Yasmin Bibi in Chota Nar Dabsi village, Farzana, 25, and Mohammad Tazeem, 48, in Mohra village, Alfaz Begum, 34, in Tarkundi village and Maqsood Jan in Oli Panjni village. Eight of the injured have been identified.
Border Shelling: BSF Man Killed
Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) man was killed and three BSF jawans and four army men were injured in heavy shelling from Pakistan side across LoC in Manjakote area of Rajouri district last night.
Officials said Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling in Manjakote area last night in which four soldiers of army and three BSF jawans got splinter injuries. Later one of them, Head Constable Rai Singh, from Kheri Sapala in Haryana succumbed to injuries. The fire was returned by India soldiers.
Reports from Poonch said heavy exchange of firing and shellingtook place at half a dozen places along LoC since today morning. The Pakistan troops resorted to heavy firing and shelling at posts in Mendhar and Balakote sector today Monday morning.
One person namely Abdul Aziz, 52, of Basooni village of Dharana Mendhar was injured by splinter of mortar shell fired by Pakistan army at about 1:35 pm today. He has been admitted in SDH Mendhar. As a result of the shelling, Sub Divisional Magistrate of Mendhar Thakar Singh ordered postponement of examinations in schools falling in or close to the area of shelling.
Pak Summons Indian Official
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and lodged a protest over "unabated violations of ceasefire" at the Line of Control (LoC).
Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the government registered its protest over "bloodshed of innocent" people at the border.
A protest dossier was handed over to JP Singh by Director General of South Asia desk Dr Mohammad Faisal, Zakaria said.
The latest "unprovoked" Indian firing at the border has claimed two lives on Monday while damaging five houses, he said.