Relative calm on border, day after intense cross shelling

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Jammu: A day after intense cross shelling and firing by Indian and Pakistani troops left five people including a BSF soldier dead in Jammu, the situation on the International Border (IB) in Jammu region remained by and large peaceful but schools in the affected areas were closed as a precautionary measure for the second day today, officials said.
Barring minor incidents of firing at two places during the night, the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts remained almost peaceful compared to the past few days, a senior BSF officer said.
He said a few shots were fired at the Indian side in Samba and Akhnoor sectors in the early hours today.
Four civilians and a BSF soldier were killed while 12 others were injured yesterday as the Indian and Pakistan troops rained mortar shells on each other’s areas, triggering fear and panic among the border residents.