At least 300 people in PoK flee homes after cross-border shelling

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 05:57 hrs

Jammu: Several hundred villagers have fled their homes in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) after cross-border shelling allegedly by the Indian army, Pakistani officials said on Monday. Pakistani authorities on Sunday accused the Indian army of killing two women and wounding seven other civilians in shelling across the Line of Control.

"Since Sunday at least 40 families or 300 people have left their homes in 10 villages in Nakyal sector to escape shelling by Indian troops," said Javed Budhanwi, a cabinet minister for the regional government in PoK. Nakyal is around 200 kilometres south of Muzaffarabad, the capital of PoK.

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