After IAF strike, bodies were moved from Balakot to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Gilgit activist

balakot-reuters A cropped version of a satellite image shows a close-up of a madrasa near Balakot, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, March 4, 2019 | Planet Labs Inc./Handout via Reuters

A Pakistan military officer admitted to "martyrdom" of more than 200 militants during Indian strike on Balakot, a Gilgit activist, based in the US, tweeted on Wednesday. "[Army officer] Calls the terrorists Mujahid who receive special favours/ sustenance from Allah as they fight to support PAK government [against enemies]. Vows to support families," Senge Hasnan Sering tweeted. 

ANI, after talking to Sering, wrote that there were reports in the Urdu media that bodies were shifted from Balakot to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. "There is enough evidence where one could speculate with confidence that the Balakot strike by the Indian Air Force was successful and Pakistan has not been able to prove otherwise since it has not enabled the international media or national media to visit the site," he told ANI.

Earlier, an Italian journalist had claimed that Pakistan army carried away at least 35 dead bodies from the spot.

The IAF, using its Mirage 2000 fighter jets, carried out the strike on the major training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) days after the terror outfit orchestrated a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama, killing 40 jawans.

Francesca Marino, an Italian journalist, told the WION TV channel that her source had confirmed that the death toll in the IAF strike was between 40 and 50. She also claimed that 35 to 40 people had been injured in the strike. 

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