2 killed as India unleashes fresh wave of violence along LoC

10:26 PM | 30 Jul, 2019
2 killed as India unleashes fresh wave of violence along LoC
BHIMBHER - Two Pakistani civilians lost their lives while another 19 were left wounded as Indian troops unleashed wave of violence from across the restive Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday.

The fresh assault was dubbed “carpet bombing” by officials concerned as several civilian-populated areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir were targeted by India; the injured include six women and a police constable.

The deceased were identified as 25-year-old Nauman and 17-year-old Bisma who lost their lives in Sharda and Katha Chogalli villages, in the upper and lower belts of Neelum valley, respectively, as per Akhtar Ayub, a disaster management officer based in district headquarters Athmuqam.

Today's shelling first began in Leepa Valley, located some 100 kilometers southeast of Jhelum valley district, at about 12 noon, with Indian troops targeting Batlian and Bijildhaar villages.

Waleed Anwar, the assistant commissioner of the area, said Indian troops expanded the range to the entire valley, targeting the civilian population with mortar guns and rocket launchers.

"In fact it was carpet bombing of the civilian populated areas," he said and shared that Pakistani troops had responded befittingly.

A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said a man was killed and nine others, including women and children, were injured due to "unprovoked firing of mortars and artillery guns" by Indian forces along the Line of Control.

The Indian troops "deliberately targeted civilian population in Danna, Dhddnial (sic), Jura, Lipa, Sharda and Shahkot sectors," read the statement.

"[There are] reports of three Indian soldiers dead, many injured, besides damage to Indian posts," the statement by the military's media wing added.

Moreover, Syed Wajahat Kazmi, Station House Officer (SHO) of Punjgran, termed it the heaviest shelling in the area in almost a decade, Dawn News reported.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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