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Pakistan violates Indian airspace in Rajouri, security tightened across J&K

In Rajouri, Pakistan fired 120 mm mortars targeting civilian hamlets and forward posts, apart from small and automatic weapons in Krishna Gate, Balakote, Karmara, Mankote, Tarkundi areas of Poonch, Kalal, Baba Khori, Kalsian, Laam and Jhangar.

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Security near airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot has been heightened.

A day after India struck terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan Wednesday violated Indian air space in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district and in Poonch, but were pushed back by Indian aircraft, news agency PTI reported. There has been no official confirmation as yet. The jets entered into Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning,” an official told PTI. They were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol.

Security near airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot has been heightened. Srinagar airport activity has also been suspended. Civilian air traffic to and fro Srinagar airport is also suspended.

Since Tuesday evening, Pakistani troops had also resorted to firing mortar shells targeting civilian hamlets and forward posts. All government and private schools located within 5 kilometres of the Line of Control (LoC) in the district are closed today. The exams scheduled for today also stand cancelled, District Magistrate, Rajouri told news agency ANI.

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