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India carries out 'surgical strikes' against Pakistan after Kashmir attack

India carries out 'surgical strikes' against Pakistan after Kashmir attack

The Indian military said Thursday that it had carried out strikes against bases inside Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

The operation came in response to the Sept. 18 raid on an army base in the disputed Kashmir territory that killed 18 Indian soldiers, which India blamed on Pakistan-based militants.

Lt. Gen Ranbir Singh, director of military operations, said the “surgical strikes” were carried out overnight against bases along the Line of Control, the boundary separating Indian- and Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

Singh said the Indian army received information that bases would be used by militants to stage...

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