Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 1945 hours in Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC) deliberately targeting villages of Basauni and Sandot in Balakote area.
Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively. Firing is still on.
Earlier on Friday, Pakistan Army’s heavy shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir forced authorities to shut schools in forward areas.
“The schools along the LoC in Digwar and Khadi Karmara were closed because of the firing and shelling by Pakistan today,” said Poonch Deputy Commissioner Tariq Ahmed Zargar.
He, however, said the schools have been shut for a day.
Zargar said the situation was under control as firing from across the border stopped in the afternoon.
Schools in areas unaffected by the firing remained open, he added.
Pakistani security forces violated the ceasefire with India for the second consecutive day. They fired small arms and shelled the forward areas in Poonch district.
An Indian Army jawan and a porter died in their firing on Thursday. Another six were injured.