3 Dead, Several Injured As Cross-LoC Shelling Rattles Poonch

Three persons were killed and several others injured after the troops of India and Pakistan exchanged fire and mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, sources confirmed that a ten-year-old boy, identified as Asrar Ahmad, of Mohallha Qasba in the Kerni area and a 15-year-old girl Yasmeen Akhtar of Kerma village of Dighwar were killed in the cross LoC shelling.

However, latest reports pouring in from Poonch said that one more person has died in the exchange of fire.

Sources said that Pakistani troops targeted dozens of villages and posts in Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba sectors in the early hours, resulting in the death of a boy and injuries to five other civilians.

The critically injured persons were referred to the Government Medical College Hospital Jammu for specialized treatment.

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