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Despite air strikes, cross LoC trade continues, 35 trucks carrying tomatoes, grapes cross over to PaK

Srinagar: The Cross LoC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad continued despite Indian Air Force strikes in Balakot area of Pakistan on Tuesday morning.

Officials said that a total of 70 trucks crossed LoC from both sides. They said that 35 trucks crossed over the other side of the Kashmir from Uri.

“They carried tomatoes, embroidery and grapes,” the official said. The official said that they received 35 trucks from the other side of Kashmir.

Earlier, India has said that they carried out a pre-dawn strike on a ‘militant camp’ across the Line of Control soon after Pakistan army said that Indian fighter jets were forced to leave after they crossed the LoC in Muzaffarabad sector.

According to reports, the strike was carried out at around 3:30 this morning by 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets. The aircraft dropped, according to reports, ‘1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on a major militant camp across the Line of Control, completely destroying it’, news agency ANI reported, quoting Air Force sources.

Earlier, Pakistan Army claimed that the Indian military planes “intruded” from the Muzaffarabad sector but were forced to go back after Pakistan Air Force “immediately scrambled”.

Courtesy ANI

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