Following fresh exchange of fire and shelling between the armies of India and Pakistan, authorities on Thursday ordered the closure of schools located near the border in Arnia area of Jammu.
An official said that all schools located within five kilometers from the border have been closed in view of shelling.
“Pakistan army targeted border outposts in Arnia at midnight with small arms and mortars” the official said.
“Indian army retaliated effectively and strongly,” he said, adding that firing exchange continued throughout the night.
The official said that around a dozen villages were affected by the firing.
There was no immediate report of any loss to life or property.