Srinagar: A teenager was killed and three others were injured when India’s border security guards shelled different villages along the Lince of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Thursday, Dawn reported.
“A mortar shell pierced through the concrete roof of one house in Sabzkot village at about 2 am, killing one and injuring two others while they were asleep,” Chaudhry Zulqarnain Sarfaraz, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in Kotli district, told Dawn.
The deceased was identified as Rizwan, 18, and the injured were his 14-year old sibling Kamran and 80-year old grandmother Wilayat Begum, the report said, adding that they were rushed to district headquarters (DHQ) hospital in the neighbouring Mirpur district.
He said another person – Raja Aziz, 75 — was injured in the Tayin village of Khuiratta sector, also in Kotli district, the report added.
The SSP said there had been intense shelling through the night, but the intensity had receded in the morning, the report said.
The Samahni sector of Bhimber district also came under shelling, but no casualty was reported from there, a police official in Samahni told Dawn.