Balakot air strike killed 130-170: Italian reporter

New Age Desk | Published: 00:00, May 10,2019


Indian bombings at Jaish-eMuhammed camps in Pakistan’s Balakot could have killed 130-170 JeM cadres, including 11 terror ‘trainers’, said Italian journalist Francesca Marino.
Around 45 people are still undergoing medical treatment following the Indian Air Force strikes, reports The Times of India quoting Marino.
Marino says in her report that despite Pakistan’s efforts to deceive the world, details of what happened at Balakot in the early hours of February 26 have trickled in. She said that according to a source, a Pakistan Army unit from Shinkiari reached the location at 6:00am, two-and-a-half hours after the strikes.
‘Shinkiari is around 20km from Balakot, and the (Pakistan) army unit would have taken around 35-40 minutes to reach the location from where the climb to the camp begins. Incidentally, Shinkiari is also a base of the Pakistan army, with the Junior Leaders Academy located there,’ Italian journalist Francesca Marino said, writing for online magazine Stringer Asia.

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