Five of family killed in Pakistan shelling in Kashmir's Poonch

Farooq Abdullah

Army PRO Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Bimber Gali started around 7.45 am.

Pakistan said 10 civilians on the Pakistani-controlled side had been wounded in shelling by Indian troops.

The officials said Mohammad Ramzan, his 38-year-old wife Malika Bi, and their three sons Faizan, Rizwan and Jibran were killed when a shell landed on their house this morning. "Two others, who were injured, have been shifted to the hospital", Jammu and Kashmir Directorate General of Police SP Vaid posted on Twitter. Reacting to the reports, the police said that the Indian troops were retaliating appropriately and effectively.

"The terrified villagers rushed towards their houses and took shelter in safer areas including bunkers", they added.

Reiterating that peace is the only forward, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said there is a need to get on right track to save people of the state from shelling on the borders.

SD Singh Jamwal, IGP Jammu, told ANI that helicopters have been sent to retrieve the injured for specialised treatment in Jammu.

"The firing has stopped and the local administration has reached the area".

A seven-year-old child was among the dead and his five-year-old sister was injured.

Akhtar asked the doctors at GMCH Jammu to provide the best available medical treatment to the girls.

Akhtar also enquired about the condition of those injured in an accident near Hiranagar on Jammu-Pathankote highway on Sunday. "Firing is going on".

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