Mirage 2000 fighter jets drop 1,000 kg bombs across LoC, destroy terror camp: IAF sources

A group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it, reported ANI quoting IAF sources.

The IAF sources also went on to add that 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across LOC.

Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terror launch pads across the LOC was completely destroyed in the IAF strikes, claimed other sources.

The Indian government is yet to respond to the development but multiple reports have claimed that the IAF carried out the strike at a terror camp well beyond the LoC.

Flight tracking websites spotted heightened activities along the border with an IAF early warning plane Emb 145 and mid-air refueller circling in the area early in the morning.

Follows a suicide bombing attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama on February 14 that killed 40 troopers. 

The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and prompted a spike in tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Pakistan reacts to IAF attack

However, Pakistan army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed that Indian Air Force has intruded from Muzaffarabad sector.

In his tweet, Asif Ghafoor said, “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage.”