As indiscriminate shelling continued along the line-of-control (LoC), despite the release of Indian Air Force Wing Commander, Abhinandan Varthaman, three civilians including one woman and two children were killed on the Indian side in Poonch, reports TimesNowNews.
The three members of a family who lost their lives in the shelling belonged to Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch. They included two children aged five years and nine months respectively and one woman. Three houses were also damaged in the bombing.
“Three civilians have died in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch,” Senior Superintendent of Police (Poonch) Ramesh Kumar Angral was quoted saying by ANI.
However, in Handwara, two terrorists are on the run after a blast brought down the house they were hiding in. Just as security forces started a search operation following the explosion, the militants began firing.
Two CRPF personnel and two police officers were killed in the firing, with eight others, including a CRPF commanding officer injured.
In another incident, one civilian was killed after local youths tried to intervene during an encounter in the Babagund area of Kupwara. The dead civilian has been identified as Waseem Ahmad Mir.
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