As Indian and Pakistani Army on Wednesday traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, the district administration closed down the schools near the border for next three days.
“Schools along LoC in Nowshera shall remain closed for next 3 days in view of fresh ceasefire violation yesterday,” Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said.
The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and shelling in Kalal area of Nowshera yesterday morning. Reports said that some shells fired from across the border landed in civilian areas.
Pertinently, Pakistani Army allegedly targeted Indian positions on the LoC in the Nowshera sector on Wednesday morning. However, no casualties were reported.
“Using small arms, automatics, and mortars, they started unprovoked shelling and firing at 10.30 a.m. It is still going on. Indian troops are retaliating strongly and effectively,” Mehta said yesterday.
Nearly six schools were closed near the LoC in the wake of cross-border firing as a preventive measure.
“Nine villages were affected by the intermittent ceasefire violation which continued till afternoon. All the schools along LoC in Nowshera were closed as a precautionary measure,” District Development Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary, told Kashmir Vision.