Indian Air Force attacks terror camps in Pak-occupied Kashmir


Indian Air Force jets today (February 26) crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and attacked Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, destroying them completely, ANI reported quoting IAF sources.

The air strike was in retaliation for the February 14 terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama in Kashmir for which JeM claimed responsibility. Forty CRPF personnel were killed in the attack.

“Twelve Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps across LoC, completely destroying them,” IAF sources said.

The air strike was carried out around 3.30 am (Indian Standard Time).
Pakistan’s military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor confirmed that Indian jets crossed LoC.

“Indian aircraft intruded from Muzafarabad sector,” he tweeted, referring to an area in the Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir. He claimed that “facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force”, the Indian aircraft “released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had vowed to punish those responsible for the terrorist attack at Pulwama.

The Pulwama terror attack was condemned by the United Nations Security Council and the United States said it supported India’s right to self-defence.