Indian firing kills aged Pakistan woman in Kashmir: Pakistani army

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-15 08:19:28|Editor: Zhou Xin
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ISLAMABAD, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani military said late Tuesday that at least one woman was killed in Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

An army statement said Indian army committed ceasefire violation along the LoC, and "targeted" Kakuta Village in Chirikot Sector.

"Mehmooda Begum (75 years) embraced shahadat (martyred). Indian bunkers were engaged by Pak troops," the statement from the army's media wing the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire along the LoC and the Working Boundary in 2003. However, both routinely accuse each other of violating the ceasefire.

There has been escalation along the LoC and Working Boundary since militants attacked an army base in the Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing 19 soldiers on Sept. 18 last year.

Pakistan said on Oct. 25 that in 2017, Indian forces have carried out more than 1150 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in the death of 49 innocent civilians and injuries to 165, as compared to 382 ceasefire violations in 2016.