Woman killed by Indian shelling in Kashmir

By AFP
Published: August 14, 2015
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The incident took place on Friday in Nezapir sector, located in Forward Kahuta district on the Line of Control. PHOTO: REUTERS

The incident took place on Friday in Nezapir sector, located in Forward Kahuta district on the Line of Control. PHOTO: REUTERS

MUZAFFARABAD: A civilian woman was killed in cross-border shelling by the Indian army in Kashmir, in violation of ceasefire agreement, officials said.

Three other civilians — the woman’s husband and daughter, and a third female relative — were wounded in the shelling, local officials said.

The incident took place on Friday in Nezapir sector, located in Forward Kahuta district on the Line of Control (LoC).

“Indian army shelling has continued since morning. One woman was killed when a shell hit her house,” Sardar Tahir Mehmood, deputy commissioner in the district in Kashmir, told AFP.

Read: Woman critically injured as India violates ceasefire along LoC

Mehmood said the husband and daughter of the woman, named as 41-year-old Muneera Begum, were wounded along with a female relative in the shelling.

Asad Naqvi, a police official in the area, confirmed the incident and casualties.

Tension between India and Pakistan are high along the LoC, the de facto border which splits the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Read: Unprovoked Indian firing: BSF violates ceasefire at LoC again

Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan’s national security advisor, on Thursday said he would visit India on August 23 for talks.

Aziz said the visit would not be herald a “breakthrough” in the issues straining tensions between the rivals, but said it would at least break the ice on some of them, adding: “let’s hope it will lead to further, more comprehensive dialogue on the other issues between the two countries”.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Cynic Waheed
    Aug 14, 2015 - 7:15PM

    As predicted – Business as usual! First wish Pakistanis Independence day, follow it up by killing civilians across the LoC! Good going Modi ji! Recommend

  • Shahid
    Aug 14, 2015 - 7:23PM

    A gift from our ‘loving neighbours’.Recommend

  • Bewildered
    Aug 14, 2015 - 9:51PM

    I am so shocked at the behavior and response of our spineless government as if killing of innocent Pakistanis by Indian thugs is nothing but their right, and the life of Pakistani citizens has no value. Even a country in teeters like Afghanistan doesn’t let go this kind of barbarism without retaliation and we call ourselves a nuclear power. I don’t expect, and want, Pakistan killing innocent civilian on Indian side of the border, but can’t we document the killings in legally sound manner and take the cases of indiscriminate killings to UNSC and International Court of Justice for convicting India for crimes against humanity.Recommend

  • Aug 14, 2015 - 11:23PM

    Pakistan is violating ceasefire everyday. Did you guys ventured Reading about the damage Pakistan did in Kashmir? Or pak media fooling you allRecommend

  • Wise Guy
    Aug 15, 2015 - 12:15AM

    Indian way of celebrating Independence… by killing few Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Goldsmith
    Aug 15, 2015 - 12:20AM

    @true:
    Propaganda. ‘A lie should to so tall that people should be ashamed of disbelieving it.’ Kashmir is completely shut down and under curfew on Indian Independence day. Recommend

  • Azi
    Aug 15, 2015 - 12:28AM

    Killing women and children, specialty of BSF. Even an animal has more spine than them.Recommend

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