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11 May, 2017

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A teenager was killed and three others were injured when India’s border security guards shelled different villages in Azad Jammu and Kashmir overnight, police said on Thursday.

“A mortar shell pierced through the concrete roof of one house in Sabzkot village at about 2am, killing one and injuring two others while they were asleep,” said Chaudhry Zulqarnain Sarfraz, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in Kotli district.

Sabzkot village is located in the closest proximity of Charhoi sector in Kotli district.

The deceased was identified as Rizwan, 18, and the injured were his 14-year old sibling Kamran and 80-year old grandmother Wilayat Begum. They were rushed to district headquarters (DHQ) hospital in the neighbouring Mirpur district, the SSP said.

He said another person – Raja Aziz, 75 — was injured in the Tayin village of Khuiratta sector, also in Kotli district.

The SSP said there had been intense shelling through the night, but the intensity had receded in the morning.

The Samahni sector of Bhimber district also came under shelling, but no casualty was reported from there, a police official in Samahni said.

Samahni sector is adjacent to Charhoi sector of Kotli district.

On May 6, four persons from the same family were injured in Nakyal sector of Kotli district after a shell had landed on their house in the Dharoti Mohra village.

Tensions are once again running high between Pakistan and India at the heavily militarised LoC, particularly after India alleged earlier this month that Pakistan army troops had killed two Indian soldiers and mutilated their bodies in Buttal sector (Indian Krishna Ghatti Sector)

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