Pakistan officer admits India carried surgical strikes

Photo of Indian army soldiers keeping eye on border post.

Islamabad: A senior Pakistan police officer today admitted that India really carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan during which at least five of Pakistani soldiers and several militants were killed in an operation that Islamabad denies happened.

According to the Superintendent of Police (Special Branch) of the Mirpur Range in Paksitani Kashmir, Ghulam Akbar, told CNN News18 TV channel that the strikes took place on September 29th at many sectors on the early hours.

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The news channel said on Wednesday that one of its journalists, Manoj Gupta, posed as Inspector General of Police Mushtaq while speaking to Akbar over telephone.

He said, the Indian operation, occurred at Samana in Bhimber, Hazira in Poonch, Dudhniyal in Neelam and Kayani in Hathian Bala, the border sectors on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC).

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The news channel said Akbar stated that the Pakistan Army was caught unawares by the Indian attack and lost five soldiers. The channel said it had the names of the slain Pakistani soldiers but didn’t reveal them.


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