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IAF Strike: First images from Balakot in Pakistan emerge

Updated : 2019-02-27 19:47:25

The town of Balakot was struck by the Indian Air Force on February 26 which is in Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The town was destroyed in an earthquake on 8 October 2005. It was again built with the assistance of the Government of Pakistan and Saudi Public Assistance. Balakot is allegedly giving shelter to many terrorists and a lot of terror training camps operate there. According to sources, the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit used to operate from the region.

A view of Pakistani village Balakot, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. India launched an airstrike on this Pakistani territory early Tuesday that New Delhi called a pre-emptive strike against militant camps in Pakistan.  (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)
A view of Pakistani village Balakot, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. India launched an airstrike on this Pakistani territory early Tuesday that New Delhi called a pre-emptive strike against militant camps in Pakistan.  (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)
Pakistan villagers cross a bridge in Balakot, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. India said its bombs killed a
Pakistan villagers cross a bridge in Balakot, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. India said its bombs killed a "very large number" of militants, while Pakistan said there were no casualties in an airstrike it described as being carried out "in haste." (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)
Pakistani reporters wait for a permission from authorities to visit the area of an Indian airstrike, at Jaba near Balakot, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Indian government officials called the airstrike on Tuesday a counter terrorism operation based on credible intelligence that another attack against India was imminent. (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)
Pakistani reporters wait for a permission from authorities to visit the area of an Indian airstrike, at Jaba near Balakot, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Indian government officials called the airstrike on Tuesday a counter terrorism operation based on credible intelligence that another attack against India was imminent. (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)
A Pakistani soldier stands guard in the area where Indian jets strike in Jaba near Balakot, in Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)
A Pakistani soldier stands guard in the area where Indian jets strike in Jaba near Balakot, in Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)
Pakistani reporters and troops visit the site of an Indian airstrike in Jaba, near Balakot, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.  (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)
Pakistani reporters and troops visit the site of an Indian airstrike in Jaba, near Balakot, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.  (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)
General view of a site after the Indian military aircrafts released payload in Balakot, Pakistan February 26, 2019.  Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR)/Handout via REUTERS
General view of a site after the Indian military aircrafts released payload in Balakot, Pakistan February 26, 2019.  Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR)/Handout via REUTERS
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