2 Killed In Ceasefire Violation By Pakistan In Jammu And Kashmir's Nowshera Sector

Pakistan, according to the army, is using long range 120 mm mortars and automatic weapons to target Indian positions and villages at the Line of Control.

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2 Killed In Ceasefire Violation By Pakistan In Jammu And Kashmir's Nowshera Sector

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Two civilians were killed and two others injured in shelling by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera.

Jammu:  As Pakistan today defied the ceasefire for a second time in three days in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera sector, a shell landed on 50-year-old Tufail Hussain's house, killing him and a 13-year-old relative. His wife and two other civilians were injured. 

The firing, which started early this morning, is still on. Pakistan, according to the army, is using long range 120 mm mortars and automatic weapons to target Indian positions and villages at the Line of Control.

"Situation is critical in eight villages of Nowshehra, firing is still going on there, lot of damage has taken place, houses have been damaged and there are casualties," said Shahid Choudhary, the Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri.

This is the second major ceasefire violation in Nowshera this week, earlier a woman was killed and her husband was injured in Pakistani firing.

Meanwhile, panic has gripped Rajouri. Schools at the Line of Control have been shut and the volatile situation along the border has triggered a fresh migration. 30 camps have been established for the migrants. 5,000 people have moved to safer areas but 2,000 are still stuck in the forested areas along the Line of Control - constant shelling by Pakistan has made their evacuation difficult.

"My parents are stuck in the house. I just had a word with them, they were saying that there is lot of firing going on and they can't move out of the house," said Chand Biwi, who lives near the Line of Control.

With ceasefire violations becoming quite frequent, the army says it is giving a befitting response to Pakistani aggression.

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