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Three members of a family killed in Pakistan shelling on LoC

According to police a shell fired by Pakistan army exploded inside a house, taking the lives of three family members,  in Salotri village of Jhalas area in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 2 March 2019 5:08 AM GMT

Three members of a family killed in Pakistan shelling on LoC
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Jammu: A woman along with her two children was killed, on Friday night, in heavy shelling by the Pakistan force on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

According to police a shell fired by Pakistan army exploded inside a house, taking the lives of three family members, in Salotri village of Jhalas area in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC.

"Besides, four others including two civilians and two army soldiers have been injured in Pakistani shelling and firing," a police officer said.

Amid the mounting tension between Indian and Pakistan, soldiers have been trading heavy fire on the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts since the last eight days.

A 'war-like situation' has been created by the two forces in the border districts, according to local residents.

All educational institutions have been closed within 5 km from the LoC in these two districts, while, residents are asked to remain indoors.

Tensions between the two countries escalated after Indian fighters bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest training camp near Balakot deep inside Pakistan early Tuesday. It came 12 days after the JeM claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir, killing 40 soldiers.

Saima Siddiqui

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