"Nearly 11000 people have so far migrated from the border villages and of them, 8000 have taken shelter in camps set up by the government in safer areas in Kathua and Samba districts," officials said on Wednesday.

An uneasy calm prevailed along the International Border in Kathua and Samba districts as guns fell silent after Pakistan fired mortar shells and gunshots at over 60 villages and scores of forward posts on Tuesday.

"There was no firing and shelling from across the border since last night and border is calm", Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.     

Similarly, there was no firing and shelling in Samba since Tuesday.

"The borderline is calm. No reports of any firing is there from across", Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Samba, Anil Magotra said.

Bomb disposal squads have been deployed to defuse the unexploded Pak mortar bombs and so far, two of them have been defused safely, he said.

Pakistan on Tuesday fired mortar shells and gunshots at over 60 villages and scores of forward posts in Kathua and Samba in continuing ceasefire violations over which it has refused to take protest notes from the Indian side.

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