Indian jets crossed LoC bombs parts of Pakistan

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Indian fighter jets have crossed the ‘line of control’ in Kashmir and attacked ‘terror camps’ in a rare ratcheting up of tensions with Pakistan. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

DELHI— Indian Air Force (IAF) claims that it carried out surgical strikes on terror camps inside Pakistan terming it as an avenge of the Jaish-e-Muhammad attack on Indian security personnel in Pulwama less than two weeks ago.

DGISPR Major General Ghafoor has confirmed the attack saying that the attacks caused no casualties or damage .

“Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot,” General Ghafoor wrote.

The Indian foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale, said in a press breifing that Delhi had received credible intelligence the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group, which killed 40 Indian security personnel in a suicide bombing earlier this month, was training fighters for similar attacks.

“In the face of imminent danger a pre-emptive strike became absolutely necessary,” Gokhale said.

These attacks are the first cross-border air strike India has conducted in nearly five decades. The last time India carried out such attacks was during the Bangladesh war in 1971.

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