Muzaffarabad (Staff Report): A woman was killed while a man was injured when Indian forces resorted to unprovoked shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Friday.

According to the officials, the casualties occurred in Poonch district’s Abasspur town.

‘They (Indian troops) started shelling at about 7am without any provocation. Shelling has continued intermittently since,’ said Qazi Arsalan, an official at the local police station.

The 55-year-old widow of a police constable, Rashida Begum, was critically injured in Taroti Bala Galli village after shrapnel from a mortar shell hit her but she succumbed to her wounds on way to the hospital.

On the other hand, a retired junior grade employee of the education department, Abdul Aziz Shaikh, was injured after splinters pierced his left thigh in Taroti village.