In a major development, ISI colonel Salim Qari and Jaish trainer Maulana Moin have reportedly been killed in the Indian Air Force-led airstrike in Balakot. According to information received by India TV, Salim used to stay in the camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), along with several other officers of the ISI. He was also a part of the training given to the terrorists inside the camp, sources said. Salim Qari, who was present inside the camp during the air strike by India, has been killed, reports said.
Earlier, Pakistan's railway minister Sheikh Rashid had admitted that '14 Indian fighter jets' had entered Pakistan's air space and caused destruction to madrasa's run by Azhar Sahab (JeM chief Masood Azhar).
The Imran Khan-led country, however, previously had dismissed India's claims about a successful IAF raid on JeM terror camp in Balakot on February 26.
India had claimed that a very large number of terrorists were killed in the strike, whereas Pakistan had claimed that only one person was injured as Indian planes dropped payload by mistake while being dragged back to their territory by Pakistani jets.
India avenged the dastardly Pulwama terror attack, in which over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed as a JeM suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus of their convoy in south Kashmir on February 14.
The Indian Air Force mounted a massive offensive on JeM in Pakistan’s Balakot and carried a ‘pre-emptive air strike’ on three camps of the terrorist organisation. Nearly 350 terrorists were killed in the airstrike, sources said.
India also handed over a dossier to Pakistan on Jaish's role in the Pulwama attack, detailing its terror camps operating in Pakistan and the route taken by terrorists from Balakot to Jammu and Kashmir to mount attacks.