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Pakistani F16s were scrambled to retaliate but turned back: Sources

In a pre-dawn air strikes, IAF launched air strike across the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday destroying terrorist camps in Pakistan. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 26, 2019, 11.17 AM (IST)

Pakistani F16s were scrambled to retaliate against Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000s but were turned back due to the size of Indian formation, news agency ANI reported quoting sources. 

Western Air Command coordinated operation, ANI reported quoting sources.

One of the targets destroyed by IAF Mirage jets was Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area, the report said. 

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Air strikes in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region were based on locations provided by on ground intelligence sources, the report added.

In pre-dawn air strikes, IAF launched air strike across the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday destroying terrorist camps in Pakistan.

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The strike was in retaliation to Pulwama terror attack in which more than 40 CRPF soldiers were killed.

Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terror launch pads across the LOC were completely destroyed in IAF air strikes, reported ANI.

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) control rooms were also destroyed, the report added.