October 2016 News

LeT Suffered Most In Surgical Strikes: Report

9 October 2016

New Delhi: Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) suffered the maximum damage in the cross-LoC surgical strikes on terror launch pads carried out by the Indian Army, with assessment reports of radio intercepts indicating that around 20 of its terrorists were killed. The assessment reports available from the Indian Army field units, which included radio conversations between various Pakistani formations, showed the 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. Sources said 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 the operation, on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, the Army moved across the LoC and smashed four launch pads under the guard of a Pakistani post located 700 metres from the LoC. Sources said the terrorists were taken by surprise. Mainly belonging to the LeT, they were seen running towards the post when they were killed by the Indian troops, according to the assessment reports. After the successful strike inside PoK, 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 killed. There was heavy movement of Pakistani army vehicles till the break of dawn and all the bodies were taken away, the sources said, adding as per the radio intercepts there was a mass burial in the Neelum valley. A similar blow was dealt to the terrorist launch pads at Balnoi area opposite Poonch in which nine people belonging to LeT were killed as per the radio intercepts of Pakistani army, the sources said. Two Pakistani soldiers were also killed. However, the sources said that post 8.30 am of September 28, intercepts between various formations of Pakistan fell silent.