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    India Conducts 'Surgical Strikes' on Terrorist Positions in Pakistan

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    India has carried out strikes against suspected positions of terrorists in the disputed areas of Kashmir region under the Pakistani control.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — India has carried out strikes against suspected positions of terrorists in the disputed areas of Kashmir region under the Pakistani control, India's army director-general of military operations said on Thursday.

    "Last night Indian Army conducted surgical strikes against the terrorist launch pads in LoC and PoK [Pakistan-occupied Kashmir] which resulted in significant causalities among terrorists," Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh said at a press conference.

    He added that at least 20 militants' attempts to infiltrate India from Pakistan had been foiled recently by the army.

    Earlier in the day, the Pakistani Inter-Services Public Relations said that two Pakistan's soldiers died in an overnight cross-border firefight with Indian troops in Kashmir.

    Kashmir has been disputed between India and Pakistan since partition of India in 1947. The two countries have gone through three wars over the region, but the conflict has not been resolved. The recent escalation is connected with the killing of Burhan Wani, the leader of a Kashmiri separatist group, outlawed in India, by Indian security forces in July 2016.

    On Sunday, a group of militants reportedly crossed from Pakistan into India-administered northern Kashmir territory and attacked the Indian base in Uri, killing 18 servicemen.

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