Jammu and Kashmir: Educational institutes near border in Poonch closed after Pakistan’s repeated ceasefire violations

Schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district were on Friday shut down due to shelling from the Pakistani side

PTI November 17, 2017 15:48:26 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: Educational institutes near border in Poonch closed after Pakistan’s repeated ceasefire violations

Jammu: Schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district were on Friday shut down due to shelling from the Pakistani side, a senior district official said.

Jammu and Kashmir Educational institutes near border in Poonch closed after Pakistans repeated ceasefire violations

Representational image. AP

Both government and private institutions along the LoC in Shahpur, Kandi and other areas of Poonch have been closed, the official said.

He, however, pointed out that the schools have been shut for a day.

The situation was under control as firing from across the border stopped in the afternoon, the official added.

Pakistan has resorted to cross-border firing and shelling targeting posts and villages along the LoC in Poonch sector for the third consecutive day on Friday, he said. They fired small arms and shelled the forward areas in Poonch district, however no deaths or injuries was reported.

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