Srinagar: The Indian Army on Friday (April 10, 2020) carried out precision attacks on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) responding to ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army.
Army sources told news agency ANI that the terror launchpads which were targeted by the troops on the Line of Control (LoC) are located in the Dudhniyal area of Kel sector which was used by the Pakistan Army to launch five terrorists who had infiltrated in the Keran sector around April 1.
“The five terrorists were killed by the Army Special Forces in fierce combat on April 5 but in the process, we had also lost our five Special Forces operatives,” sources told.
ANI also posted a video shot from a drone showing the Indian Army destroying Pakistani terror launch pads in PoK.
— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2020
The sources said the Army also had inputs that a new batch of terrorists was getting ready to infiltrate from there.
In the attack, an ammunition dump of the Pakistan Army was also destroyed.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army on Saturday retaliated to Pakistan Army’s unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K`s Poonch district, Defence spokesman, Colonel Devender Anand said.
“Around 9.50 AM on Saturday, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Kirni sector. The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” Anand said.
The ceasefire violation comes a day after the Indian Army destroyed an ammunition dump, a terror launching pad and caused damage to an artillery formation of Pakistan in Keran and Tangdhar sectors of the Valley.