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Schools closed as India, Pak armies trade fire along Jammu border

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Authorities on Thursday ordered the closure of schools located near the border in Arnia area of Jammu following fresh exchange of fire and shelling between the armies of India and Pakistan.

An official said that all schools located within five kilometers from the border have been closed in view of shelling.

He said that Pakistan army targeted border outposts in Arnia at midnight with small arms and mortars.

“Indian army retaliated effectively and strongly,” he said, adding that firing exchange continued throughout the night.

The official said that around a dozen villages were affected by the firing.

There was no immediate report of any loss to life or property.

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