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Toll in Pakistan cross border firing since January 18 reaches 14

He said barring ceasefire violations in Krishna Ghati and Mankote sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district last evening, there was no report of more ceasefire violations by Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

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A 35-year-old woman, critically injured in Pakistani firing along the International Border (IB), succumbed to today, raising to 14, the number of deaths due to cross-border shelling since January 18, police said.

Bimla Devi of Kana Chak in Jammu was critically injured in Pakistani shelling on January 22 and was undergoing treatment at the here.

"She died this morning and after postmortem the body was handed over to her relatives for last rites," a said.

He said barring ceasefire violations in Krishna Ghati and Mankote sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in district last evening, there was no report of more ceasefire violations by

Earlier, six security personnel and seven civilians were killed and over 70 others injured in intense shelling by along the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts and the Line of Control (LoC) in and Rajouri districts from January 18 to 22, leading to the displacement of thousands of border residents.

While there was no ceasefire violations by reported along the IB since January 22, two mortar shells fired by Pakistan exploded in the premises of the government high school in Nowshera sector of Rajouri on January 24 and small arms firing in the same sector on January 26.

Over 300 schools along LoC and IB were closed last week as a precautionary measure in view of the firing.

First Published: Sun, January 28 2018. 15:00 IST
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