Jammu, Oct 2, 2016: As authorities said that there were no cross-border firing or shelling during the last 24 hours, an uneasy calm prevailed in the International Border (IB) in Jammu districts on Sunday.
Although majority of border residents continued to live in their homes despite the heightened tension, over 12,000 people living in villages of Akhnoor and Khour have migrated to safer places.
District authorities in Kathua and Samba said residents of border villages also migrated.
Villagers in Pallanwalla area of Akhnoor said Pakistani Army were directly targeting civilians and agricultural fields laden with ripe crop through mortar shelling.
Official sources said all educational institutions in border villages of Jammu, Samba and Kathua would remain closed till further orders.