10-day-old baby injured in cross-border shelling in Poonch succumbs

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JK Bank

Srinagar: Injured in cross border shelling along the Line of Control (LoC), 10 day old baby died at a hospital on Monday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Earlier on Sunday, the infant, his mother Fatima Jan (35) and another civilian Mohammad Arif (40) were injured after troops of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire in in Shahpur sector late Sunday.

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The injured were rushed to district hospital Poonch, where the minor succumbed to injuries in the early hours of Monday, a police official said.

He said the other two injured were referred to Government Medical College Hospital Jammu for specialised treatment, though their condition was stated to be “stable”.

Several houses were also damaged in the firing, the official said.