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Schools shut after heavy shelling by Pakastan along LoC

Schools shut after heavy shelling by Pakastan along LoC

Rajouri: The Pakistan Army on Monday pounded residential areas and military positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police and army said. In view of heavy shelling by Pakistan, all government and private schools located in five km radius near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keri and Pukherni sectors of Rajouri district were shut on Monday.

“Pakistan violated ceasefire in Keri and Pukherni sectors of Rajouri district today morning. Shelling is still underway. Our forces are retaliating appropriately,” Rajouri Senior Superintendent of Police, Yougal Manhas told ANI. No injury was reported in the shelling.

The ceasefire violation of Monday by the Pakistani army came a day after the Pakistani troops resorted to similar action in the Karmara area of Poonch district. The intermittent firing continued for hours. On December 21, two Army personnel lost their lives during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Keran sector of Kupwara.




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