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After a nightmarish November that shell-slaughtered six of their clan members including a seven-year-old boy, distraught denizens of militarized towns and hamlets of Uri now fear the numbing winter.  Lapping her seventeen-day-old daughter Areeba inside a mournful home in Uri’s Sultan Deki, Shazia looks as deserted as death. The 28-year-old mother’s dirges in the forlorn, foggy, frosty heights of war-torn Line of Control (LOC) hamlet make a howling sound. This frontline grieving makes her tribe…

Poonch: An armed forces personnel was found dead on the Line of Control in Poonch district with “bullet marks on his body” on Sunday. An official said that the armed forces personnel was deployed on a forward location on the Line of Control in KG Sector of Poonch. He said that some gunshots were heard in the area and later his body was found lying in a pool of blood. The official identified the deceased…

Poonch: Two women were injured on Saturday after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire and mortar shells along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said that “Pakistan army resorted to firing and mortar shelling” in Degwar, Malti and Dallan, leading to the injuries to two women identified as Mansha Bi, 18, daughter of Shamas Din and Sakina Bi, 40, wife of Nazam Din, both residents of Bagial-Dara…

Rajouri: An armed forces personnel was killed while another sustained injuries during cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Lam Sub Sector of Nowshera in Rajouri district. The cross-border firing on Line of Control took place at Lam forward area in Nowshera Rajouri, resulting in injuries to two armed forces personnel, official sources said. However, one of the injured personnel succumbed to his injuries later. Official sources added that another personnel is being…