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School along LoC devastated in Cross-border firing

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Twin Bomb explosions wreck havoc at border infrastructure

In an unexpected incident, bomb explosions caused a fell in the premises of Govt Middle School in Jhanger reportedly. Also, four to five bomb exploded in the field of the school last night, 10th May 2017 during firing which damaged the school infrastructure. A newly constructed toilet was completely damaged along with doors and windows of many classrooms that were damaged partially including the computer lab.

In the aftermath of the violation of ceasefire by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, the state government has ordered the shutting down of schools in the region. 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 on Thursday killed and her husband injured in mortar shelling by Pakistani troops in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. The shelling hit a village in Laam belt of Nowshera sector, killing Akhtar Bi and injuring her husband Mohmmad Hanief (40).

The Pakistani Army fired from small arms and automatic weapons from 10:40 last night on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Nowshera belt of Rajouri district. They also shelled forward posts and civilian areas using 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. The shelling has affected five-six hamlets along the LoC including Sheri Makeri, Namakdali and Khamba since last night.

Recently, the Home Ministry had said that at least one incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan took place daily along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 and 2016 in which 23 security personnel lost their lives.

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