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Indian Army destroys three terrorist launchpads in PoK, army chief claims several terrorists killed

The Indian Army carried out artillery firing (shelling), destroying the terrorist launch pads located at Jura, Aathukam and Kundal Shahi of PoK.

 

Srinagar| The army opened fire on militants in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that 6 to 10 Pakistani soldiers and many terrorists have been killed in this action. He said that three terrorist launch pads located in PoK were destroyed in the shelling and another terrorist hideout was also damaged. The army took this action when Pakistan suddenly opened fire on Indian posts on Saturday night to carry out terrorist infiltration. The Indian Army carried out artillery firing (shelling), destroying the terrorist launch pads located at Jura, Aathukam and Kundal Shahi of PoK.

An army source told the news agency that two Indian Army soldiers were killed in the firing of Pakistan and one civilian died. He said that this action of the army should not be compared with the surgical strike carried out in September 2016 in any case. On 26 February this year, the Indian Air Force carried out an airstrike at Balakot in PoK.

There is someone outside the country who wants to spoil the atmosphere of Jammu and Kashmir – Army Chief

General Bipin Rawat said – Ever since Article 370 has been removed from Jammu and Kashmir,  we have been receiving reports of incursions. They want to disturb peace in the state. Things are getting normal in the state, but there is someone who is working behind the terrorists and agencies. Some of these people are in the country and some are in Pakistan and PoK, outside the country.

These people want to disturb the atmosphere of peace. We had news that the terrorists are approaching the forward posts. An attempt was made to infiltrate into Tangdhar on Saturday night and we responded. Pakistan opened fire on our post and it hurt us. But, before they could carry out the infiltration, we decided that we would target cross-border terrorist camps. We also got information about these camps. Our action has caused major damage to cross-border terrorist bases.

One Pakistan soldier was killed

Pakistan’s army claimed that 9 Indian soldiers died in their firing, but the Indian army rejected the claim. Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said that one soldier was killed and three civilians died in the Indian Army shelling.

Indian Army also targeted some Pak posts

Army said, “We had strong information that terrorists are present in these launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). After this, the army opened fire on them. The Pakistani army wanted to infiltrate these terrorists into the Indian border and that is why it suddenly started firing on Indian posts on Saturday night. In response, the Indian Army opened fire. Some posts of the Pak Army were protecting these launch pads and the Indian Army also targeted some of these posts.”

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