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Three injured in Indian shelling

December 31, 2016


MUZAFFARABAD: After a lull of nearly two weeks, guns roared across the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday, leaving three civilians wounded in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

A police official, Mohammad Ilyas, told Dawn from Abbaspur in the Poonch district that Indian troops resorted to shelling from across the LoC, injuring three people in Taroti village. He identified the injured as Mohammad Mushtaq, Shahbaz Mushtaq and Zeeshan Amin. However, the condition of the injured was said to be stable, he said.

In a tweet, the newly-appointed Inter Ser­vices Public Relations (ISPR) chief Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked mortar shelling” in Chirikot Sector from 4.40pm to 5.40pm. Pakistani troops “effectively responded” to the shelling, he said.

Published in Dawn December 31st, 2016