17/07/2017 1:01 PM IST | Updated 17/07/2017 1:02 PM IST

Soldier, 5-Year-Old Girl Killed In Ceasefire Violation By Pakistan In J&K

The soldier was killed in Rajouri district's Tarkundi area. 

Mukesh Gupta / Reuters

JAMMU -- A five-year-old girl and a soldier were killed on Monday as Pakistani troops shelled and fired along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the state police said.

The girl, identified as Saida of Balakote in Poonch district, died when she was hit by a Pakistani shell.

The soldier was killed in Rajouri district's Tarkundi area.

After resorting to unprovoked shelling and firing in Bhimber Gali sector of the Line of Control earlier on Monday, the Pakistani troops began heavy shelling and firing in Mendhar and Balakote sectors.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said the firing is still ongoing.

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