Jammu: The schools along a section of the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) were Saturday closed down by authorities due to cross firing and shelling, officials said.
The schools, up to five kilometers range from the IB and LoC, have been shut for three days.
“The schools along the IB and LoC in five border district of Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch, were closed because of the firing and shelling by the Pakistan troops,” a senior divisional level officer said.
Over 100 schools are situated in the range along the LoC and IB in the region, he said.
For the past three days nine persons, including two BSF soldiers and two Armymen have been killed in cross border firing.
The officials said that the situation was very tense as the firing and shelling by Pakistan has taken place round the clock from across the border.