MUZAFFARABAD: Several houses were destroyed as a result of intense unprovoked shelling and firing by Indian forces at civilian areas located in Leepa sector near the Line of Control on Friday.
Local journalists visited the worst affected areas of Mandakali, Naukot and Reshyan, witnessing scenes of destruction everywhere. Smoke could still be seen in the entire area, burnt by intense Indian shelling, while crops were also destroyed. A Mosque was also destroyed in Mandakali village.
Locals said most of the villages located in Leepa sector were presenting a look of warn-torn zone, where houses were razed to ground and other properties like vehicles and bikes destroyed.
Reports received from Reshyan area, the worst affected zone, speak of at least 3 fatalities while a number of people injured when their village was targeted by Indian forces.