"We are leaving our homes and hearths shelled by Pakistan since last night. We are going to shelter camps. There is no end to the firing during past 12 hours," Namrita Devi of Beingallar area in Samba district said.

A woman was killed and eight other civilians were injured as Pakistani troops targeted villages and 13 border outposts with heavy mortar shelling in Kathua and Samba districts in the state.

The fresh ceasefire violations have triggered migration from border villages and over 1000 people have been evacuated from hamlets in Kathua and Samba districts, officials said.

"We have become sitting ducks on the border for Pak guns. We are constantly living under fear and terror. When we go to fields or walk on roads we do not know when we will fall to their bullets," says Arvind Kumara, a shopkeeper from Mangu Chack area here.

The distraught people in long serpentine lines were seen leaving from the border hamlets in bull-carts, trucks, tempos and tractor trolleys.

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