Indian Military targets Neelum Jhelum dam site across LoC in Pakistan, 50 Chinese engineers evacuated

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Indian Military targets Neelum Jhelum dam site across LoC in Pakistan, 50 Chinese engineers evacuated

ISLMABAD - On Tuesday, two persons were killed and eight were injured in Neelum valley alone, while elsewhere 8 persons were injured in Nauseri sector of Muzaffarabad district and 10 in Leepa valley of district Hattian Bala by indiscriminate firing from Indian Army.

However, many casualties in Leepa could not reported on Tuesday due to poor telecommunications network.

Located some 40 kilometres northeast of Muzaffarabad, Nauseri is the gateway to Neelum valley as well as the site of the composite dam of 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP), along the main Neelum Valley Road.

It was after many years that Nauseri sector was also indiscriminately shelled by Indian troops on Tuesday.

During the shelling, at least one mortar shell had also landed at the mouth of the dam and one several yards ahead of the spillways while five had struck a landslide across the dam, causing no damage to any structure, according to Badar Munir, deputy commissioner of Muzaffarabad.

An AJK police constable who was guarding Nauseri Bridge near the dam site was critically injured after being hit by shrapnel from a shell in the abdomen.

It was in the wake of that shelling that the authorities had evacuated more than 50 Chinese nationals, working at the composite dam site, to Muzaffarabad on Tuesday evening.

On Wednesday, sporadic small arms fire between Pakistani and Indian military posts was reported from parts of Neelum valley.