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Did IAF kill Masood Azhar's brother-in-law Yousuf Azhar in Balakot today?

Did IAF kill Masood Azhar's brother-in-law Yousuf Azhar in Balakot today?

However, Indian news reports said that air force jets hit multiple targets including camps run by Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Islamist group that claimed the February 14 suicide attack in Kashmir that sent tensions soaring. He said Pakistan scrambled its warplanes and the Indian jets released their payload "in haste" near Balakot. "But due to Pakistan's inaction, this step was necessary and had to be taken", he said. The attack is believed to be the worst against India's military since a rise in insurgency in 1989. The Himalayan region has been divided between India and Pakistan for more than 70 years. This war was fought over Kashmir when Pakistani forces entered the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistani spokesman said there were no casualties or damage.

The military action follows a diplomatic offensive in which India says it is seeking to isolate Pakistan for its alleged support to militant groups. The attack, which had triggered global outrage and condemnation, was claimed by the Pakistan-based militant group JeM and prompted a spike in tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Kashmir has been a flashpoint in India-Pakistan relations since partition.

Numbers estimated by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) also showed that between 1993 and 2006, more than 20 percent of Pakistan's annual government expenditure was spent of the military.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan dismissed India's account of the airstrike on a terrorist training camp as "self-serving, reckless and fictitious".

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The air strikes, carried out by Mirage 2000 jets that dropped smart guided bombs from near the Line of Control, targeted six barracks at the location that has been described as the biggest joint training camp for fidayeens who were aimed at India.

The airspace violation by Indian jets capped 12 days of bitter exchanges between the two nuclear-armed hostile neighbours, triggering global alarm, with China and the European Union calling for both sides to show restraint.

In a village 100m from the Line of Control (LoC) that acts as the de facto border with Pakistan, men gathered around a bunker for security forces that is under construction and shouted slogans hailing India.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi listens during a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan August 20, 2018.

Ustad Ghauri orchestrated the hijacking, which ultimately saw India release Maulana Masood Azhar, Ahmad Zargar, and Omar Saeed Sheikh, in exchange for the safety of the 176 passengers on board. The plane was then taken to Kandahar by the terrorists. "They intruded into Pakistani airspace and returned after being challenged from PAF CAP team", Maj Gen Ghafoor said, adding that the entire episode lasted four minutes.


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