Islamabad—At least three persons were killed and five others injured as Indian troops continue cross border firing across the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday.
A 30-year old police constable, Imtiaz, died on the spot after being hit by a mortar shell in Nakyal sector of Kotli, Assistant Commissioner Nakyal Sardar Zeeshan Nisar told media
A women Azmat Bibi was killed in Oli Panjni and a man Safri was killed in Bai Dhara villages of Nakyal sector, Nisar added.
“The Indians are ruthlessly targeting civilian populations. Exact losses can be obtained only when the shelling subsides,” he said. Mohammad Bashir and Said Mohammad were injured in Nakyal sector and referred to DHQ Hospital Kotli. Haji Azad, a resident of Nakyal, said, “Indiscriminate shelling began in the morning and continued late in the day, forcing everyone to stay indoors.” In the northeastern Neelum valley, Indian troops hit a vehicle on the main Neelum valley road near Danjar, causing injuries to two passengers, including a young boy.
Another person was injured in Falakan village, said Deputy Commissioner Neelum Sardar Waheed. He added that the administration was not allowing any tourist in the area, but local residents can carefully travel.
Military sources said Pakistani troops also “befittingly” responded to Indian shelling.
The Battal, Madarpur and Darra Sher Khan sectors in the southern Poonch district remained calm on Monday.
Earlier on Sunday, six people, including two women, were injured in these sectors in Indian shelling that continued till late evening. At least 25 houses and three vehicles were partially or completely damaged and four cattle heads killed in Sunday’s shelling in Battal, Madarpur and Darra Sher Khan sectors.