IAF air strike: Pak Army officer hints at death of 200 militants

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Washington: There are reports that a Pakistan Army officer has hinted at the killing of some 200 militants following air strikes by Indian Air Force in Balakot.

A US-based activist Senge Hasnan Sering has claimed that some news reports in Urdu media about the matter. The media reports said bodies were being transported from Balakot to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas of Pakistan after the air strike.

Taking to his Twitter handle the activist said the Pakistani military officer had even vowed to support their families who were bereaved by the Indian air strike.

In the video the officer was heard saying that “Mujahids receive special favours and sustenance from Allah as they fight to support the Pakistani government against enemies.”

News agencies quoting Sering said the activist was not sure about the veracity of this video. He, however, added that Pakistan was “definitely hiding something very important that has happened in Balakot.”

Interestingly, Pakistan has neither allowed  international nor  local media to visit the site for an on the spot verification of damages inflicted by the Indian air strike.

But, it claims that the strike had damaged the forest farmland in the region.

It is worthwhile to mention that Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said his country will invite international media to the area, but it has not happened so far.

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