A 24-year-old woman was killed on Tuesday in heavy shelling by the Pakistan Army, targeting villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.
Shameema Akhtar was killed in the Pakistani shelling in the Shahpur sector, Poonch District Development Commissioner Rahul Yadav told news agency PTI.
The Indian Army retaliated effectively to silence the Pakistani guns, but the casualties suffered by the other side were not known immediately, he said.
A police official said the firing intensified as the day passed and spread to the nearby Shahpur sector, causing panic among the border residents.
Several houses suffered damages in the cross-border shelling, he said.
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