MUZAFFARABAD, May 25: A woman was killed while her minor daughter and a man were injured on Sunday in the Azad Jammu and KAshmir after Indian troops resorted to unprovoked and relentless shelling across the Line of Control, officials said.

They said that the Indian troops started shelling and targeted civilian populations in the Leepa valley, which runs along the LoC, some 100 kilometres southeast from here.

Officials said that the Indian troops had used machineguns, mortars and medium artillery.

They said that a mortar shell hit a house in the Saidpura village, killing Zarina Bibi, 25, wife of Mohammad Yunus Mir. Her four-year-old daughter, Iqra was injured in the attack.

Wali Mohammad, 35, was wounded in a nearby village.

CAMPAIGN: : The People’s Party Azad Jammu and Kashmir will launch its membership drive besides holding workers’ conventions in different parts of the AJK reorganise the party under the directions of the People’s Party Parliamentarian Benazir Bhutto.

This was said by leader of the PPAJK Shaukat Javed Mir while talking to journalists here on Sunday that the party had fixed a target of registering 300,000 fresh members in the 28 electoral constituencies in the AJK, in addition to membership drive in the Kashmiri refugees’ constituencies in Pakistan.

The decision had been taken to make the party “a strong public force” to produce.

LIQUOR: : A special squad of the city police raided a rented room in a suburban area of the AJK capital on Saturday and recovered 500 bottles of locally brewed liquor besides arresting one accused involved in the illicit business.

The liquor, commonly known as kuppi, was packed in cartons in the room taken on rent by Altaf Shah and Azmat Shah, residents of Panjkot village.

Police arrested Altaf Shah who was present in the house, while raids were being conducted to nab the other accused.

On Thursday, the same squad had raided a hotel in the New Bus Stand here and arrested eight drunken people besides recovering some liquor bottles from their possession.

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