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Schools shut in areas hit by Pakistani shelling near LoC

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Army's heavy shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch district in today forced authorities to shut schools in forward areas.

"The schools along the in Digwar and Khadi Karmara were closed because of the firing and shelling by today," said Poonch Deputy Commissioner Tariq Ahmed Zargar.

He, however, said the schools have been shut for a day.

Zargar said the situation was under control as firing from across the border stopped in the afternoon.

Schools in areas unaffected by the firing remained open, he added.

Pakistani security forces today violated the ceasefire with for the second consecutive day. They fired small arms and shelled the forward areas in Poonch district.

An jawan and a porter died in their firing yesterday. Another six were injured.

"The is retaliating strongly and effectively," a defence spokesman said earlier in the day.

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 17:22 IST