Strike targeted LeT camps, killed 20, claims Army report
According to reports emanating from Army field units and quoted by agencies, the strikes on terror launch pads, as per the assessment reports of radio intercepts, indicate that around 20 of LeT terrorists were killed.
After the successful strike, an effective radio monitoring was maintained adding the wireless messages from radio intercepts of Pakistani army indicated that at least 10 LeT terrorists had been killed during the multiple and near synchronised surgical strikes on four launch pads in North Kashmir.
The assessment reports which included radio conversations between various Pakistani formations showed maximum damage was inflicted on LeT at Dudniyal launch pad in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, opposite to Kupwara sector of North Kashmir. The sources quoted by the agencies said 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.
The sources said that the terrorists were not expecting an action by the Indian army and therefore were taken by surprise. The terrorists, mainly belonging to the LeT, were seen running towards the Pakistani post when they were killed by the Indian troops, reports said. These posts are tasked to provide protection to these camps.
There was a heavy movement of Pakistani army vehicles till the break of dawn and all the bodies were cleared off and 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 located at Balnoi area opposite of Poonch in which nine terrorists belonging to LeT were killed as per the radio intercepts of the Pakistani army, the sources said. Two Pakistani soldiers belonging to 8 Northern Light Infantry were also killed in the strike in this sector, they said.
However, the sources said that post 8.30 am on September 29, radio and wireless intercepts between various formations of Pakistan have fallen silent. LeT is the largest terrorist organization operating in South Asia and is held responsible for major attacks including the one on Mumbai in 2008.