Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba(LeT) suffered the maximum damage in the cross-LoC surgical strikes on terror launch pads carried out by the Indian army. This info was revealed after reports of radio intercepts were assessed, indicating that around 20 of its militants were killed.

The assessment reports available from Indian army field units, which included radio conversations between various Pakistani formations, showed that 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.

File photo of Indian Army in Kashmir / Source: PTI

 

Sources said on Sunday that 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.

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.

The sources said that the terrorists were not expecting an action by the Indian army and were taken by surprise .

File photo of security personnel in Kashmir / Source: PTI

 

The terrorists, mainly belonging to the LeT, were seen running towards the Pakistani post when they were killed by the Indian troops, according to the assessment reports.

After the successful strike, an effective radio monitoring and strict vigil was maintained, the sources said, adding that 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.

There was heavy movement of Pakistani army vehicles till the break of dawn and all the bodies were cleared off and taken away, the sources said. There was a mass burial in the Neelum valley.

Security forces in J&K / Source: PTI

 

A 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 sources said.

Two Pakistani soldiers belonging to 8 Northern Light Infantry were also killed in the strike in this sector.

However, the sources said that after 8.30 AM of September 28, radio and wireless intercepts between various formations of Pakistan have fallen silent.

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