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Major militant camp destroyed by Indian fighter jets across LoC: Report

Indian fighter jets have hit across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan, media reports said on Tuesday soon after Pakistan army claimed that Indian aircrafts violated the LoC.

“At 0330 hours on 26th February a group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major militant camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it,” reported news agency ANI. It added that 1000kg bombs on the militant camps.

However, there has been no official confirmation from the Indian side so far.
Earlier, Pakistan Army claimed that the Indian military planes “intruded” from the Muzaffarabad sector but were forced to go back after Pakistan Air Force “immediately scrambled”.
Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor, said in a tweet: “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control, following which Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled and Indian aircraft went back.”
In another tweet, Ghafoor said that the aircraft faced “timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force” and ended up releasing “payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot”.
No casualties or damage occurred, the military spokesman said.
He also released “pictures” of the spot where the payload hit.
Tension between India and Pakistan has heightened since an attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14 that killed 40 troopers.


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