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India confirms that it carried out aerial bombardment in Pakistani territory

New Delhi / Today, the Government of India confirmed the raid of Indian fighters to bomb insurgent camps in Pakistani territory, after the attack which killed 42 policemen in Indian Kashmir and was claimed by the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e -Mohammed (JeM).

The Indian Air Force “attacked the largest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot in the early hours of the morning, in Kashmir under Pakistan’s control,” Foreign Secretary of India Vijay Keshav Gokhale told a news conference.

“In this operation, a significant number of JeM terrorists, trainers, high-ranking commanders and groups of jihadists who were being trained to attack, were eliminated,” the Foreign Secretary explained.

Gokhale, who only read a statement without responding to questions from the press, said the attack was carried out after receiving “reliable intelligence information” stating that “JeM was planning other suicide bombings in various parts of the country and the fidayeen (guerrilla fighters) jihadists were being trained for that purpose. “

“In the face of imminent danger, a preventive attack was absolutely necessary,” he said.

The facilities destroyed in Balakot during Indian operations this morning were headed by Maulana Yousuf Azhar, alias “Ustad Ghouri”, brother-in-law of Masood Azhar, chief of JeM, said the Indian foreign secretary.

India – he said – decided to carry out military actions in Pakistani territory after having urged Islamabad on several occasions to take action against JeM, and to provide him with intelligence on his location to proceed.

Pakistan

“Pakistan hasn’t taken concrete actions to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorists on Pakistani soil,” he said.

So India “is firmly committed and determined to take all necessary measures to combat the threat of terrorism.

Gokhale said the operation, which took place in a mountainous area, was planned to avoid civilian casualties, and that “since it happened only a few hours ago” more details are still awaited about the results of the military attack.

After this, India expects Pakistan to “live up to its commitment and take action to dismantle all the terrorist camps”, said the official, who said that the operations of these groups with such broad bases couldn’t be possible without the knowledge of the Pakistani authorities.

Pakistan, for its part, accused India of violating its airspace with fighter jets which launched explosives, although it indicated that they didn’t cause damages or victims, while saying that it has every right to a “reasonable response” for this ” serious aggression”.

“After an effective response from the Pakistani Air Force (Indian fighters) they unloaded a cargo while they escaped, which fell in Balakot,” Pakistani Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said on his Twitter account.

The military action of India comes in response to the suicide attack with a vehicle loaded with explosives which occurred on the 14th, in which 42 policemen died, and which was claimed by JeM. (February 26, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Question 1
En el texto se dice que...  
A
unos campamentos fueron bombardeados por el Ejército indio en Pakistán.
B
India desmiente que haya bombardeado unos campamentos en Pakistán.
C
es posible que India bombardee unos campamentos en Pakistán.
Question 2
Según el texto,  en esos campamentos...
A
solo había un reducido número de terroristas.
B
no había ningún terrorista que se estuviera entrenando.
C
unos terroristas estaban siendo entrenados para volver a atentar.
Question 3
Según el Secretario de Exteriores...
A
atacaron a pesar de no tener claro si los terroristas volverían a atacar.
B
atacaron ya que sabían que los terroristas atacarían de nuevo.
C
atacaron justo después de haberse producido un atentado en Cachemira.
Question 4
Según el texto, Pakistán...  
A
asegura que India ha violado su espacio aéreo.
B
no se quejó del bombardeo realizado por India.
C
confirma que algunos civiles perdieron la vida en esos ataques.
Question 5
En el vídeo se dice que...  
A
no hubo ninguna víctima mortal en un atentado en Cachemira.
B
las fuerzas de seguridad indias realizaron un ataque.
C
hubo un ataque a las fuerzas de seguridad indias.
Question 6
Según el vídeo, Cachemira es un territorio...  
A
en el cual apenas hay enfrentamientos.
B
disputado por India y por Pakistán.
C
que jamás ha sido disputado por India o por Pakistán.
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