In­dia says it struck mil­i­tants across Kash­mir fron­tier

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION + WORLD -

In­dia said Thurs­day it car­ried out “sur­gi­cal strikes” against mil­i­tants across the highly mil­i­ta­rized fron­tier that di­vides the Kash­mir re­gion be­tween In­dia and Pak­istan, in an ex­change that es­ca­lated ten­sions be­tween the nuclear-armed neigh­bors.

Pak­istan dis­missed the re­ports that In­dia’s mil­i­tary had tar­geted “ter­ror­ist launch pads” in­side the Pak­istan-con­trolled part of Kash­mir. Is­lam­abad said in­stead that two of its sol­diers were killed in “un­pro­voked” fir­ing by In­dia across the bor­der.

Ten­sions be­tween In­dia and Pak­istan, al­ways sim­mer­ing, spiked af­ter an at­tack ear­lier this month on an In­dian mil­i­tary base in Kash­mir. In­dia ac­cused Pak­istan of send­ing mil­i­tants be­long­ing to the out­lawed Jaish-e-Mo­hammed group, head­quar­tered in Pak­istan, to carry out the at­tack. Pak­istan de­nied the charge.

In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi has been un­der heavy pres­sure to re­spond to the at­tack on the mil­i­tary base.

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