10-year old among three killed as India, Pak troops pound Kashmir LoC

Three people including a ten-year old boy were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged gunfire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, reports said.

A 10-year-old boy and a teenage girl were killed while nine other civilians injured as Pakistani troops opened fire and lobbed mortars at dozens of villages and posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning., news agency PTI reported.

The deceased have been identified as Asrar Ahmad of Mohallha Qasba and Yasmeen Akhtar of Kerma village of Dighwar.

Indian troops shelled border villages across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir’s  Haveli district on Monday morning, leaving an elderly man dead and five others ─ including a woman and her son ─ injured, Pakistani media reported.

“They [Indian troops] resorted to shelling at about 6am in Nezapir and Digwar sectors, using both small and heavy arms,” Chaudhry Kashif Hussain, Haveli’s deputy commissioner, was quoted as saying by Dawn.

Hussain said shelling had so far left a 70-year-old man identified as Muhammad Deen dead and his 25-year-old son Muhammad Jamil injured in Digwar village.

In the same village, Tasneem Bibi, 34, her 12-year-old son Aqib, and Muhammad Javed, 35, were also injured, he added.

He said one Wali Mohammad was injured in the village Keirni in Nezapir sector.

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