An elderly woman was killed when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to the ISPR, a 60-year-old female resident of village Thandi Kassi lost her life in the incident.

Pakistan Army troops responded to the fire 'befittingly' , the ISPR said.

A man was also injured in the firing. The incident took place in Kotli district.

Tense relations

Incidents of cross-border firing were reported with frequency in the last months of 2016 as tensions simmered between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue.

Exchanges of fire have been reported sporadically since the new year began.

A Pakistani woman had been injured when Indian border troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber late on March 10, the ISPR had said.

It said Indian forces resorted to "unprovoked" firing directed at civilian population along the LoC in Baroh village of Bhimber district.

Another incident was reported on March 2, when India resorted to 'unprovoked' firing across the LoC in the Khuiratta and Tender sectors.

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