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4 residential houses, Govt school, madrassa damaged in cross border shelling in Gurez

Srinagar: As many as six structures including a government school and a madrassa were partially damaged after the armies of India and Pakistani resorted to shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bagtore area of Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Official sources said that Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked motor shelling in Tarabal area last evening to which Indian troops responded strongly. In the incident, at least 4 residential houses, government high school and a madrassa got partially damaged.

They said that roof and ceiling of government high school Tarabal got damaged due to shelling from across the border.

They added that the Indian army personnel were giving a “strong and befitting” response to the “ceasefire violation.”

A police officer said that some residential houses have been partially damaged in the shelling. However, he also said that no casualties or injury were reported during the shelling.

Earlier in a day, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of army was also killed in the cross border shelling along the Line of Control in Kesser Gela area of Tarkundi sector in Rajouri district.

 

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