Pakistani troops targeted villages and border outposts in heavy shelling along the border in Hiranagar sector of Kathua districts.
“20 people have been evacuated. Others may be shifted if required,” Police official said.
Ambulances and doctors have been deputed at Hiranagar and two buildings have been made operational as relief camps keeping in view the volatile situation prevailing in the area, he said.
The Police officials said that buses have been kept ready for more evacuation and “we are waiting for the firing and shelling to stop so that people are shifted to safer areas in shelter camps”.