Woman killed, husband injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Nowshera in J&K

One woman lost her life after Pakistan violated ceasefire along the LoC in Naushera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir

A woman was killed in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control in Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir at on Wednesday night. Pakistan violated the ceasefire by using small arms and 120 mm mortars at around 10.30 pm on Wednesday. Indian Army has strongly retaliated to the violation and intermittent firing is still on.

The 35-year-old woman Akhtar Bi was killed and her husband her husband Mohmmad Hanief was injured when a shell hit a village in Laam belt of Nowshera sector. “The Pakistani Army fired from small arms and automatic weapons from 10:40 last night on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Nowshera belt of Rajouri district,” a defence spokesman said told PTI.

Six ceasefire violations had taken place just in April. This incident comes soon after two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies were mutilated by Pakistan’s Border Action Team on May 1. The Pakistani special forces team had sneaked 250 metres across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and beheaded the soldiers.

The Home Ministry has reportedly said that in 2015 and 2016, incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan have been a daily affair in which 23 security personnel have been killed. According to a reply by the Home Ministry, Pakistan breached the truce along the Line of Control 449 times in 2016 and 405 times in 2015.