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Woman killed, 3 jawans injured in cross-LoC shelling: JK govt

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

for Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs, Haj and Auqaf Abdul Rehman Veeri today said one civilian was killed and three Army jawans injured in Pakistani firing in in the last 24 hours.

Replying to a question raised by NC MLA Mian and other legislators over the loss of lives and damage to property in the recurrent incidents of cross-border shelling, the told the Assembly that at about 4.20pm yesterday, the started indiscriminate firing in Mankote sector, which is manned by the Indian Army's 22

He said one woman, identified as (45), a resident of Nar Balnoi, was killed and three Army personnel, Havaldar Lakhvinder Singh, and Lance Naik Charandeep Singh, were injured.

Firing was also reported from Gulpur and Balakote sectors yesterday, however, there were no reports of loss of life, Veeri added.

The said the district administration in was taking steps to avoid loss of life and property.

Alternate arrangements were in place for boarding and lodging of the affected population, he added.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:00 IST