MUZAFFARABAD, June 11: Six persons, four of them from the same family, were killed and 12 others were injured in Indian shelling in Azad Jammu and Kashmir overnight Monday, officials said, adding that shelling resumed on Tuesday in many areas, in which at least one person was killed and three others were wounded.

In Samahni sector of the southernmost Bhimbher district, a shell landed in a house in Manana Dheri village, close to the town of Samahni, killing an old woman, her two grandsons and a granddaughter on the spot.

They were identified as Nawab Bibi, 75, Mazhar Iqbal, 25, Abdur Rauf, 16, Asma Bibi, 22 (children of Mohammad Khalil). The grandfather of the children, Miran Bux, 90, received serious wounds and was removed to a hospital in Kharian.

An official said that Mazhar Iqbal was a reporter with an Urdu daily in Samahni. In Nali village of the adjoining Chamb sector, Gul Mohammad, 60, was killed and Ruqayya Bibi, 40, was injured.

Shelling in Chamb and Samahni sectors resumed on Tuesday, injuring a 4-year-old boy, Ali Raza, in Upper Batala village.

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