Due to the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir after Indian Air Force's surgical strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed camps, the District Magistrate of Rajouri has directed all government and private schools located within 5 km range from Line of Control (LoC) in the district to remain closed on 27.02.2019 i.e Wednesday. Post the order, the exams of 5th, 6th and 7th classes scheduled for today also stand cancelled.
The candidates who are preparing for the examinations must note that the fresh dates will be announced soon.
On Tuesday, five army soldiers were injured and two houses damaged as Pakistani army resorted to heavy mortar shelling on 55 forward areas in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts, officials said, hours after IAF jets struck a JeM terror camp across the LoC.
The Pakistani army used heavy weaponry, firing 120-mm mortar targeting civilian hamlets and forward posts since 5.30 pm Tuesday, they said. They fired from small, automatic and heavy weaponry in Krishna Gati, Balakote, Khari Karmara, Mankote, Tarkundi areas in Poonch district; Kalal, Baba Khori, Kalsian, Laam and Jhangar areas in Rajouri; and Pallanwala and Laleali sub sectors in Jammu, officials said.
In Akhnoor sector, five soldiers were injured and have been hospitalized, they said. In Mankote sector of Poonch, two houses were damaged, they said.
The officials said Indian troops gave a "befitting reply" to the firing.
According to officials, more than a dozen cease-fire violations took place on Tuesday - the fourth consecutive day of Pakistan shelling and firing on Indian posts.