MUZAFFARABAD - A teacher residing in Neelum Valley died of cardiac arrest after Indian firing while three others were injured on Wednesday.

Muhammad Shafi, a lecturer died of cardiac arrest while running for shelter during Indian shelling into Arang Kel in Neelum Valley on Wednesday night while a woman named Nazira was injured by Indian mortar shelling into Goi area of Tetapani sector.

In southern Kotli another two civilians named Haji Karam Din and Rehan were injured.

Several houses were damaged while families have started shifting to safer places from firing hit areas.


Monitoring Desk adds: Amid intense politics over the Indian army's surgical strikes with many opposition leaders asking for the proof of the cross-border operation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gagged his ministers from making public statements and suggested that only the army has the right to talk about it.

Sources have told India Today that Modi has asked his ministers to stop making "expert comments" on the surgical strikes unless they are asked to do so.

The gag came shortly after Modi chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security in New Delhi to discuss the situation in Occupied Kashmir.

The meeting also reportedly discussed whether or not the videos of the surgical strikes given to the government by the army should be made public, as demanded by the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress.

Arvind Kejriwal and P Chidambaram have led the opposition's charge as their parties demanded that the evidence of the army's strikes be made public and also handed over to Pakistan, which has denied that the operation took place on its territory.

There has also been criticism from political commentators that the surgical strikes, an important anti-terrorism operation, is being used by all the political parties with forthcoming elections in mind.