20 militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba killed in surgical strikes: Report
Around 20 militants of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) were killed during the Indian army’s 29 September surgical strikes, which means that the terror outfit had suffered maximum damage in the cross-LoC operation, media report said.
The report is based on radio intercepts of Indian army field unit. The assessment reports included radio conversations between various Pakistani formations, that showed maximum damage was inflicted on LeT, a banned terror group, at Dudniyal launch pad in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, opposite to Kupwara sector of North Kashmir, according to sources in the know of details of the recent surgical strikes, reports PTI.
Five teams culled out from the army division in the area were tasked to destroy launch pads of terror groups located at Kail also known as Kel and Dudniyal, said PTI sources, who is in the know of the surgical strikes. In a well calibrated operation, which started on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, Indian army moved across the LoC and smashed four launch pads that were under the guard of a Pakistani post located 700 metres from the LoC.
Pakistan has been opposing the India’s claim saying that there was no surgical strikes carried out. Pakistan only admitted that two of their soldiers were killed in cross border firing.
According to the report, the sources said that the terrorists were not expecting an action by the Indian army and therefore were taken by surprise.
According to the assessment report, the terrorists, mainly belonging to the LeT, were seen running towards the Pakistani post when they were killed by the Indian troops.
After Indian army successfully carried out the surgical strikes inside the PoK, an effective radio monitoring and strict vigil was maintained, the sources said, adding the wireless messages from radio intercepts of Pakistani army indicated that at least 10 LeT terrorists had been been killed during the multiple and near synchronised surgical strikes on four launch pads.
The report further added that there was heavy movement of Pakistani army vehicles till the break of dawn and all the bodies were cleared off and taken away and as per the radio intercepts there was a mass burial in the Neelum valley.
The sources said similar blow was dealt to the terrorist launch pads located at Balnoi area opposite of Poonch in which nine people belonging to LeT were killed as per the radio intercepts of Pakistani army,
The report said, there were intelligence reports that terrorists were planning to enter into India from various directions in Kashmir as well as Jammu region. The army waited for the opportunity when the terrorists were in the process of gathering at one place before giving them a bloody nose, the news agency quoted source as saying.