This is the third ceasefire violation in the last four days. There have been 271 ceasefire violations in the last one year. The Indian Army is giving a befitting response to Pakistan.
Earlier on Saturday, two persons were killed and three others were reportedly injured in indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan in the Nowshera sector along the Line of Control (LoC).
"Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in the Rajouri sector. The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively. The firing is presently on," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said.
"Heavy shelling started in Manjakote area of Rajouri at 6.20 am. More than seven villages have been affected. Till now 259 families have been evacuated from three villages," Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.
Meanwhile, 51 schools in Nowshera sector have been closed for an indefinite period while 36 in Manjakote and Doongi zones will remain closed for three days. 4,600 students study in 87 schools, he added.
(With inputs from agencies)
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