House, school among other structures damaged along LoC in cross border shelling at Rajouri

Cross border shelling continues in Poonch

 Rajouri nestled in the Pir Panchaal mountains

Jammu, Apr 09: A government school and a residential house got completely damaged while some other structures received partial damages along Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri village after Pakistan Army resorted to firing shells on Wednesday-Thursday intervening night, officials said.

Officials said that dozens of power poles also suffered damages in Pakistan shelling over three villages of Rajouri’s Manjakote on Shab-e-Barat night.

The locals from the area said that on last night, three villages of Manjakote Tehsil including Rajdhani, Peryali and Lambibari came under intense shelling. “Heavy shelling lasted for over four hours from 9 PM to 01 AM,” locals said, adding that people spent sleepless night in entire border belt of Rajouri’s Manjakote Tehsil.

Meanwhile, teams from police and revenue department visited the shelling affected areas on Thursday morning.

An official said building of Government Middle School Lambibari, house of one Mohammad Jameel got damaged in shelling whereas few more structures also received partial damages in shelling.

“We have asked revenue authorities to conduct loss assessment and to submit a detailed report,” officials in the Rajouri district administration said.

Border skirmish continues, many areas get affected in Poonch

The border skirmishes continued along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir amid the outbreak of deadly Coronavirus.

Officials said that the official sources said that on Thursday evening at 7 PM, cross LoC firing started in Poonch sector and areas including Qasba and Kirni got affected.

Similarly, official sources added that the Mankote area of Krishna Ghati sector and Mendhar area of Mendhar sector also got affected after cross LoC firing started in these areas at about 07:40 PM.

In all these three LoC areas, heavy firing and shelling was going on when last reports poured in.

They said that both small arms as well as mortar shelling was going on in the area.

“There are no immediate reports of any loss so far,” sources said –(KNO)

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