J&K govt shuts schools along LoC in Rajouri after shelling

The shelling has affected five-six hamlets along the LoC including Sheri Makeri, Namakdali and Khamba since last night.

By: PTI | Jammu | Updated: May 11, 2017 5:19 pm
jammu kashmir, jammu schools, kashmir schools, rajouri shelling, ceasefire violation, kashmir news A resident living near the border points out damage caused to the wall of a government middle school by mortal shelling from Pakistan, at Jhanghar area near the Loc border on Thursday.PTI Photo

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday shut schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district after Pakistan violated the ceasefire and shelled civilian areas, killing a woman. An order to close schools has been issued by the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM)of Nowshera tehsil.

“All schools close to the LoC were shut in Nowshera tehsil of Rajouri district as a precautionary measure today following the death of a woman and injuries to her husband in shelling by the Pakistan Army”, a senior police officer said.

A 35-year-old woman was killed while her husband was injured as Pakistani army violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Nowshera sector. The shelling has affected five-six hamlets along the LoC including Sheri Makeri, Namakdali and Khamba since last night.

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