India evacuates border villages amid Pakistani claims of Indian fatalities Villagers were being evacuated from villages along the border in Punjab
Eastern Eye Staff
India was evacuating thousands of people living near the border with Pakistan on Friday (September 30), a day after carrying out strikes along the de-facto frontier in disputed Kashmir. Authorities in northern Punjab state said they were evacuating villages within 10 kilometres (six miles) of the border following Thursday’s raids, which provoked furious charges of “naked aggression” from Pakistan. Indian sources said on Thursday that commandos had carried out “surgical strikes” several kilometres (miles) inside Pakistan-controlled Kashmir on what they called “terrorist” targets. The dramatic move followed a deadly assault on one of India’s army bases in Kashmir that New…
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