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At the height of the renewed hostilities in the contested Kashmir region, India threatened to launch its missiles at Pakistan, while Islamabad said it would respond with its own missile strikes “three times over,” Western diplomats sources revealed. Read more.
The image is virtually unchanged from an April 2018 satellite photo of the facility. There are no discernible holes in the roofs of buildings, no signs of scorching, blown-out walls, displaced trees around the madrasa or other signs of an aerial attack. More here.
“They say they wanted to hit some terrorists. What terrorists can you see here?” said 62-year-old Nooran Shah, a resident of Jaba village, near the northeastern town of Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. “We are here. Are we terrorists?” Read more.
Pakistan carried out air strikes and shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, Pakistani officials said, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a war in 1971, prompting leading powers to urge both sides to show restraint. Read more.
“We have no intention to initiate war, but we will respond with full force to full spectrum threat that would surprise you,” Ghafoor told reporters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. “Don’t mess with Pakistan.” Read more.
“If you think that you will launch any kind of attack on Pakistan, Pakistan will not just think about retaliation, Pakistan will retaliate.” – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan gives stern warning to India’s Modi. Read Khan’s serious message to India.
The Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack. India accuses Pakistan for harbouring the group. Pakistan denies that. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under domestic pressure to punish Pakistan. Read more.
“Why do Pakistan’s army and security body … give refuge to these anti-revolutionary groups? Pakistan will no doubt pay a high price,” Iran Revolutionary Guards chief Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said in remarks live on state television.