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.
"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.