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Pak firing continues for 3rd day, six schools shut

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Intermittent exchange of fire between personnel and Pakistani troops continued for a third day today in the Uri sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, forcing the authorities to shut down in the affected areas.

An army official said there were no fresh casualties on the Indian side in the exchange of fire.

"Intermittent exchange of took place between our soldiers and Pakistani troops along the in the Uri sector (in the Kamalkote area) till 6.00 am today," the official said.

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked on Indian posts and villages near the in the Kamalkote area on Saturday, resulting in death of an army porter and injuries to two women.

They again violated the ceasefire in the same sector yesterday, which was retaliated by the

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the authorities have closed at least six close to the Line of Control, officials said.

They said the which have been closed for the time being are in Dolanja, Madya, Jabla, Kaman and Saki localities.

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First Published: Mon, October 23 2017. 14:22 IST