Ceasefire Violation in Nowshera, Trapped Children Rescued

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Update: Children stuck inside two government schools due to ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J&K’s Nowshera rescued.

Srinagar: Pakistan Army on Tuesday initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from in Jammu and Kashmir’s Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

The Indian Army is retaliating to the shellings strongly and effectively.

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Forty-five to fifty students of the government high school in Sehar in Naushera sector are trapped due to heavy shelling,” Deputy Commissioner (Rajouri) Shahid Iqbal Choudhary told PTI. He said the school is located at a height which had made the task of evacuation difficult.

However, police and other authorities evacuated 12 students from a primary school at Kadali in Naushera.

The children were ferried from the school in bullet proof vehicles during the intermittent shelling by Pakistan, Choudhary said. “We have sent three bullet proof vehicles to evacuate the students from high school at Sehar. Once the intensity of shelling lessens, we will rescue them too”, Choudhary said.

Earlier, Pakistan violated ceasefire in Bhimber Gali and Poonch Sector of the state.

On Monday, Commandant-Wing Cadre level flag meeting was held between India’s Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on international boundary in the Samba area of Jammu and Kashmir.

In the meeting which was convened upon on Pakistan’s request, the commanders of both the border guarding forces discussed various issues including recent unprovoked firing in Samba Sector and other routine issues related to border management.