Elderly woman killed in Indian troops’ firing across LoC

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ISLAMABAD: An elderly woman was killed yesterday in Azad Jammu and Kashmir after being hit by a single shot fired by an Indian soldier from across the Line of Control (LoC), officials said. Imam Bibi, wife of Sher Wali, was busy in household chores in the courtyard of her home in the Polas Kakuta village of Abbaspur sector when she received a fatal gunshot wound in her neck at about 3pm, said Raja Tahir Mumtaz, deputy commissioner of Poonch district. The 78-year-old died on the spot, he added. She will be buried on Wednesday with a guard of honour by the police, Arslan informed. –Agencies

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