Tension grips locals along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir following ceasefire violations by Pakistan; authorities order evacuation
Tension gripped people living close to the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday in the Jammu region as authorities ordered closure of schools
Jammu: Tension gripped people living close to the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday in the Jammu region as authorities ordered closure of schools.
"All schools within five kilometre radius of the LoC and the international border shall remain closed for three days," officials of the provincial administration said in Jammu.
Four persons including two troopers and two civilians were killed on Friday in widespread ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops.
Two civilians including a woman and a youth were killed and 24 others including two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and 22 civilians were injured in Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border.
A BSF head constable was killed on Friday in Samba sector while an army soldier was killed in Sunderbani sector of the LoC in Rajouri district.
Over a dozen cattle have also been killed in indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border.
Over 20 outposts of the BSF were targeted by Pakistan rangers in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts on the international border on Friday.
Migration of civilians started on Friday evening in RS Pura, Ramgarh and Suchetgarh areas close to the international border.
Authorities have made arrangements in makeshift camps for border residents although this migration has been from isolated places so far not involving a large number of border villagers so far.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that the Jammu and Kashmir police will continue counter terrorism operations in all Kupwara, Pulwama and Kulgam and won't let terrorists deter security forces efforts to bring peace in valley
Dilbag Singh chaired a high-level meeting of senior officers from police, civil administration and CAPFs to review the security arrangements and deployment of personnel for the yatra, at the Police Control Room
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