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Woman killed by Indian shelling

Authorities on Friday criticised the Indian army for killing a civilian woman in cross-border shelling violating a ceasefire agreement. Three other civilians - the woman's husband and daughter, and a third female relative - were wounded in the shelling, local officials said. The latest incident took place on Friday in Nezapir sector, located in Forward Kahuta district on the Line of Control (LoC).

"Indian army shelling has continued since morning. One woman was killed when a shell hit her house," Sardar Tahir Mehmood, deputy commissioner in the district in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, told AFP. Mehmood said the husband and daughter of the woman, named as 41-year-old Muneera Begum, were wounded along with a female relative in the shelling. Asad Naqvi, a police official in the area, confirmed the incident and casualties.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2015


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