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Ceasefire Violence: 60 schools shut in Poonch in wake of ceasefire violations

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 February 2018, 10:25 IST
Ceasefire Violence: 60 schools shut in Poonch in wake of ceasefire violations (ANI)

As many as 60 schools have been closed in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir following incessant ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).

The Deputy District Collector of Poonch, Tariq Ahmed Zargar told ANI, "Yesterday there was heavy shelling in Balakot sector and in wake of the ceasefire violation; we have decided that any school situated within 0 to 5 km of Line of Control in Balakote sector will remain closed today."

"Approximately 60 schools will come under this jurisdiction. On the basis of the situation we will further decide whether to continue to reopen the schools," added DDC Zargar.

Earlier on Monday, at least 84 schools were shut down in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

On Sunday evening, Pakistan violated ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch's Shahpur sector.

-ANI

First published: 6 February 2018, 10:25 IST
 
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