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India launches air strikes in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir

At least two Pakistani soldiers are reported to have been killed in air strikes carried out by the Indian military in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir shortly after midnight.
The Indian military said it had conducted “surgical strikes” against “terrorists… waiting to infiltrate the nation”. India’s director-general of military operations Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said the attack had caused “significant casualties … to terrorists and those trying to shield them”.
He went on to state that India had captured militants during last night’s operation and they had “confessed to their training in Pakistan or in Pakistan-controlled region”.
The Pakistani military however said that “the notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists' bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by India to create false effects".
Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's prime minister said he "strongly condemned the unprovoked and naked aggression of Indian forces", in a statement released this morning.
 

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