JKNT, Jammu, Sept 29 :

The Jammu and Kashmir administration is getting about 100 villages close to International Border (IB) evacuated immediately apprehending possible reprisal by Pakistan to the surgical strikes carried out by India early today morning.

According to official sources, “These villages lie in Jammu and Kathua districts.” There are about 46 villages identified for evacuation in Kathua district and the rest in Jammu district.

The sources told that these villages are between zero line and three kilometers from IB. “If need be we will carry out evacuation even up to 10 kilometers from IB.”

High alert was sounded along the IB and Line of Control (LoC) immediately after Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) fearing Pak retaliation.

Indian Army said it carried out surgical strikes in POK terror camps inflicting significant casualty to terrorists and their supporters by special commandoes. Sources have revealed that over 35 terrorists and their supporters have been killed in the strike.

However, Pakistan has denied any such surgical strike, saying “it was firing across the LoC in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed and nine injured.”