By: Imran Khushal
Kotli AJK: Indian troops’ shelling across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir wounded at least seven people on Thursday.
The shelling, which was reportedly started at 7:00 am and halted at 11:00 am, wounded five children and three adults, including one female, in Kotli district’s Khuiratta sector. “Five from Jogalpal and two from Janjot bahadur village were brought here and we have sent all of them to Khuiratta and Kotli”, a paramedics Rauf Khan at Basic Health Unit Seri said.
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“Raja Ilyas’ sixteen-year daughter was most critical among the injured and Farooq from Janjot Bahdur also sustained critical injuries around his neck”, Rauf added. Sixteen-year old’s cousin Raja Aftab said, “She is in critical condition. Her family took her to Kotli after being refereed from BHU Seri, and then they transferred her to Rawalpindi.”
Afraz Ahmad, a private secretary at Kolti District Headquarters Hospital confirmed that 3 injured, two males and one female, were brought to the hospitals. However, he did not confirm their identities. The heavily militarised LoC is once again witnessing sporadic skirmishes and artillery duels as situation in India-held Kashmir is worsening.