AJK teenager killed in cross-LoC shelling by Indian troops


A teenage boy lost his life in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) Leepa valley after Indian troops resorted to heavy cross-border shelling, a private media outlet.

According to reports, the deceased, eighteen-year-old Haroon, fell victim to the Indian shelling in Bijildhar village of Leepa Valley, located nearly 100 kilometres southeast of Muzaffarabad.

Hattian Bala Deputy Commissioner Imran Shaheen told the media outlet that the shelling began at around 4 pm and continued into the evening. “Due to darkness and poor telecommunication links with the mountainous area we are unable to immediately ascertain complete information of losses.”

“Once the shelling stops or at least subsides, we may receive exact detail of losses,” he added.