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JAMMU: Schools remain close after Pakistan's shelling near LoC

 2017-05-13 12:55:03.0

JAMMU: Schools remain close after Pakistan

Tahlka News Bureau


Jammu: On the third consecutive day of firing near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajauli after the killing of two persons in shelling by Pakistani troops. Schools were ordered to remain close for an 'indefinite period' as a precautionary measure by the authorities.


School along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakot sector in Poonch and the people were asked not to move out in border areas the Army.


All the schools situated along the LoC in Rajouli district were closed on 11 May after a women was killed and two others including her husband were injured in Pakistani shelling on the intervening night of 10-11 May.


"We have closed the school along the LoC in Rajouri district for an indefinite period," Deputy Commissioner of Rajhori Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said.


Pakistani army fired mortar bombs and automatic weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammy and Kashmir's Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in which h two persons were killed and three others were injured.


The shelling has brutally affected five-six hamlets along the LoC including Sheri Makeri, Namakdali, Jangarh, Laam, Bhawani and Khamba belts.It is the third ceasefire violation by the Pakistani army so far now.


Earlier, a women was killed and three others were injured in firing and shelling by Pakistani troops.


A 35-year-old women was killed while her husband was injured as Pakistani army violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Nowshera sector 11 May. Almost 27 families have been affected due to the shelling in the area in which may houses , including a school have been damaged partially or severely, he said.


Also, more than 40 farm animal have reportedly been killed in the firings, he adds. However, two relief camps have been set up in Nowshera where people have been settled. The district administration has been also earmarked additional camps which may be required in case of further ceasefire violation.

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