More than 20 terrorists have been Killed in a daring cross-LoC operation by the Indian Army in response to the Uri attack.
Two units of the elite 2 Paras comprising around 20 soldiers flew across the LoC in the Uri sector in military helicopters and reportedly carried out an operation that killed at least 20 suspected terrorists across three terror camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Total casualties, including those injured by terrorists, could be as high as 200, sources said.
As per report published in The Quint, Military sources revealed , which confirmed this information from two other independent sources, that the operation happened during the intervening hours of 20 September and 21 September.
Pakistan’s national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had cancelled flights to northern Pakistani cities, including to Gilgit and Skardu in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, due to “air space restrictions”.
PIA called off flights to Gilgit and Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan- occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
PIA spokesperson Danyal Gilani had tweeted this information late Tuesday evening indicating no fly in northern regions.
Due 2 northern areas airspace restrictions PIA's 21st Sep's flights to Gilgit, Skardu & Chitral ve been cancelled. Inconvenience regretted.
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) September 20, 2016
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a telephonic conversation with Pakistan’s powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday night ahead of his speech at the UN in which he is expected to raise the Kashmir issue. It is understood that they are likely to have discussed this cross-border raid as well.
Source: The Quint