MUZAFFARABAD:  Indian forces today shelled Neelam Valley’s Mirpura village with mortar bombs.

According to sources, the mortar bombs landed 150 meters away from the residential area. No loss of life or property damage has been reported so far.

The attack took place a day after Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi held a meeting with US National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Washington and informed her that Indian forces have been continuously violating ceasefire at Line of Control and Working Boundary.

Relations between Pakistan and India have been strained for several months, while cross-frontier shelling has intensified in recent weeks leading to deaths of civilians and soldiers stationed along the disputed frontier.

Last month, at least nine civilians were killed, and nine injured, when an Indian artillery shell hit a passenger bus. The bus was heading towards Muzaffarabad from Kel when it came under attack.

On November 14, Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian shelling across the frontier in the Bhimber sector.