Pakistani girl killed in Kashmir border firing: Officials

Indian troops fire small arms and artillery in Battal area, killing a 10-year-old girl and wounding her mother.

Afp June 19, 2013
The injured were taken to a local hospital for medical aid. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani girl was killed Wednesday when Indian troops opened fire across the de facto border that divides disputed Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed rivals, officials said.

The incident took place in near Batal sector along the the Line of Control (LoC).

"Indian troops resorted to small arms and artillery fire in Battal area killing a 10-year old girl and wounding her mother," a senior security official told AFP.

He said Pakistani troops returned fire and senior local official Sohail Azam, confirming the casualties, told AFP sporadic exchanges were ongoing.

He said that the girl died after shrapnel from a mortar fired by Indian troops hit her house in Battal.

Local resident Imtiaz Ahmad told AFP that he and other members of his family were confined to their house because of Indian firing.

On Tuesday, Indian troops opened fire on a small village in Kotli town along the LoC, injuring a 65-year old woman.

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rabia | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Kaleem: but mangoes are not grown in Kashmir, they must be eating apples

My Views | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Aschraful Makhlooq: So, you mean that only the Army fights in the war?

And you are talking about only 60% of Army Officers that makes the figure around 30-40K, or low (I guess). So, what about the remaining?

And how about the Indian traditions in our daily life? Mehndi? Basant ? Antaakhshri ? and so on.....

We are well aware of the facts that how much are we following those, who we call "Our Enemies". Though we have closed our eyes.

@ET: Please, let me speak...

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