February 2003 News

170 Families Migrate due to Pakistani Shelling

13 February 2003
The Daily Excelsior

RAJOURI: About 170 families today migrated from the forward village of Kalaal in Nowshera sector in view of continued mortar shelling and firing by Pakistan army and took shelter in a Government high school at Lower Gagrota. The families left their houses early today alongwith their goods and took shelter in the Government school this afternoon, official reports said. Yesterday, Pakistan army had resorted to heavy shelling in Kalaal and Bhawani areas in Nowshera sector. Today, Indo- Pak troops exchange heavy firing in Balakote sector in Poonch district. However, there were no reports of any casualties on the Indian side.


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