Pakistan says Indian aircraft 'released a payload' after crossing frontier, no casualties

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This photograph taken from a Pakistani army post shows a general view of Bandla Valley in district Bhimber near the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

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This photograph taken from a Pakistani army post shows a general view of Bandla Valley in district Bhimber near the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Pakistan’s military said on Tuesday Indian military aircraft crossed the line of control frontier in the disputed Kashmir region and “released a payload” after Pakistan scrambled its own jets, but there was no casualties or damage.

“Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzafarabad sector,” Pakistani military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter early on Wednesday, referring to an area in the Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir.

He said “facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force”, the Indian aircraft “released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage.”

India’s defense ministry said on Tuesday that it had no information about Pakistani allegations.

“I have no information,” an Indian defense spokesman said.

— CNBC contributed to this report.



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