Pakistani army shelling into Indian-controlled Kashmir killed two civilians and injured three more on Saturday, prompting Indian forces to fire back across the heavily militarized ceasefire line.
Earlier, the Indian troops once again engaged in cross border firing and injured three Pakistani Civilians including two women belonging to Sohana Village in Kotkoterra Sector.
The evacuation of villagers in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera region continues, with more than 900 people being relocated to safer places after the heavy area came under mortar shelling from across the border.
"Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in the Rajouri sector".
The Indian Army retaliated "strongly and effectively", Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said.
He said that the unprovoked Pakistan aggression is being responded to by the Indian forces in effective manner.
Shahid Iqbal, the civilian administrator in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, said two civilians on the Indian side were killed - a 13-year-old girl and a 51-year-old man - and three others were wounded.
The same day terrorists opened fire on a patrol party of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral.
"The proposal will cover a population of 4,02,455 living close to the border areas in districts of Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch", then chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had said. On May 1, regular Pakistan army soldiers had crossed over to the Indian side of the LoC, killing two security forces personnel and mutilating their bodies. Hundreds of mortar shells were fired by Pakistan, especially targeting civilian areas and hamlets.
He said bullet-proof bunkers were inducted in forward villages which enabled shifting of 16-18 people in each ferry to base camp where buses were located for shifting to camps.
He also informed him about the Indian forces' violations on ceasefire line, and physical and infrastructural damages caused due to those violations.
The district administration has rushed relief and rescue teams to the site and have established relief camps in Nowshera.
The Indian deputy high commissioner was handed over a communique, stating that the ceasefire violations must be stopped forthwith.
Around 120 officers from various departments have been deployed to organise facilities at relief camps.
"We have now closed the schools along the LoC in Rajouri district for an indefinite period", Choudhary said.