Muzaffarabad: In 2019, 59 people, including women and children, were killed and 200 were injured as a result of ceasefire violations by the Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC).
The Azad Kashmir Department of Disaster Management and Civil Defense Secretary Syed Shahid Mohi-ud-Din Qadri told the news reporters that the among the dead there were 43 men while 16 were women, as well as 157 men injured and 43 women were injured.
Stating the number of casualties in the district, he said that 13 people were killed in Kotli, 12 in Neelam, 11 Haveli, Muzaffarabad 8, Poonch,8, 4 in Bhimber and 3 in Jhelum Valley.
The shelling also destroyed civilian buildings, including houses, shops, vehicles, besides the government buildings, the official said.
The official added that not only human and property were harmed but 106 cattle were also killed in Neelam, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Haveli, Kotli and Bhimber.
On the other hand, Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider lauded the residents of the Line of Control for their difficulties in facing ceasefire violations on the Line of Control.