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Indo-Pak border tensions increase
BY RESMI SIVARAM/AGENCIES September 30, 2016
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NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: The Indian Army on Thursday claimed it had carried out “surgical strikes” on “terror launch pads” across the border and notified Pakistan about it.

Pakistan rejected the Indian claim of targeted strikes across the de facto frontier that runs through the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir. But it said two of its soldiers had been killed in exchanges of fire and in repulsing an Indian “raid.”

“We deny it. There is no such thing on the ground. There is just the incident of the firing last night, which we responded to,” Lt General Asim Bajwa told news channel Geo TV.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned India’s “unprovoked and naked aggression” and called a cabinet meeting on Friday to discuss further steps.

Reports spoke of rising tension along the border. Panic, confusion and disbelief gripped Kashmir residents on Thursday.

India’s Director General of Military Operations Lt General Ranbir Singh said the Wednesday night raids based on precise intelligence reports inflicted significant casualties on terrorists and those supporting them across the Line of Control, considered the de facto border with Pakistan.
 

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