Pak Army shells LoC areas in Jammu-Kashmir's Poonch

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Pakistan has violated ceasefire yet again, this time in Poonch's Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said Zainab Bi was killed after mortar shells fired by Pakistani troops fell in Balnoi hamlet in Krishnaghati sector around 4:30 pm. In June 2016, the U.S. had designated India a "Major Defence Partner" intending to elevate defence trade and technology sharing with India to a level commensurate with that of its closest allies and partners.

A defence spokesperson said that the Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively to the Pakistani firing and shelling.

In the firing and shelling, three soldiers suffered minor splinter injuries, they said.

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It may be recalled that four Army personnel including a Captain were martyred on Sunday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

A total of 18 people, including ten security personnel and eight civilians, were killed and over 75 injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC and the IB in Jammu region this year.

Pakistani troops launched mortars shells at civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday, police said.