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  • Soldier wounded after militants attack army camp in Kupwara

POONCH: In their continued skirmishes at border, India and Pakistan armies traded fire and mortal shells along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday resulting in the death of a middle aged woman. Official sources said that in the ‘unprovoked’ firing by Pakistani soldiers, a woman was killed while some of the residential houses suffered damages.

“Pakistani army fired small arms and mortars at around 5 on the Saturday morning. The Indian soldiers retaliated effectively, however, mortar shells fired by Pakistan army exploded near the house of one Muhammad Shabir at Gohlad Kalran village, killing his wife Raqia Bi,”  a police officer told CNS. This year there have been 285 instances of ceasefire violation by the Pakistani forces. In 2016, the number was significantly less at 228.

KUPWARA: Militants attacked an army camp here in Kalaroos forests in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, resulting in the injuries of a soldier. Sources said that militants attacked the 41 RR headquarter camp on Friday night using sophisticated weapons. The exchange of fire continued for at least 10 minutes during which a soldier of 21 JAK Rifles was wounded.

The wounded soldier is undergoing treatment at Dragmulla based military hospital. Reports said that shortly after the attack, militants managed to escape from the spot, while a cordon and search operation was launched to nab them. The areas that were cordoned off included Upper belt of Kalaroos forests and Kunnad, Kani Behak, Manigah, Chat forest areas of Batpora Haihama.