LoC Violations: Authorities order closure of schools for three days

Jammu: Amid the ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and the International Border, people living there are bearing the brunt as authorities have ordered closure of schools for three days.

“All schools within five km radius of the LoC and the international border shall remain closed for three days,” officials of the provincial administration said.

According to the government, three civilians including a woman 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.

On Friday, a BSF head constable was killed in Samba sector while an army man was killed in Sunderbani sector of the LoC in Rajouri district.

The locals living in the area have been badly affected as over a dozen cattle have been killed in the area. People of RS Pura, Ramgarh and Suchetgarh started to migrate to safer areas on Friday.

Makeshift camps have been arranged for the people coming in from the border areas, however authorities say that this migration is from isolated areas so far.

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