MUZAFFARABAD: A five-year-old Pakistani girl was killed on Saturday after she was hit in the head by a bullet fired by Indian troops across the border in Kashmir, officials said.
The incident took place in Polas village at Abbaspur sector on the Line of Control.
“A five-year-old girl was walking outside her house when a lone bullet fired by Indian troops pierced through her head,” local government official Tahir Mumtaz told AFP.
The girl was rushed to hospital but died on the way, he said, adding that villagers held a protest rally and condemned the firing on the day they were celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice.
Another government official Sardar Sajid confirmed the casualty.
In November, at least nine people were killed when Indian cross-border fire hit a passenger bus in the Neelum Valley, the same region where four Pakistani troops were allegedly killed.— AFP