Government sources reported that, a month after the Balakot air strikes by the Indian Air Force on Jaish-e-Mohammad training camps in the Balakot, Pakistan Army took a group of journalists in the area. A team of scribes was taken to the spot on March 28 (Thursday), they said.
Intelligence sources told said that over 300 children at a JeM madrasa in the area were still found to be present. Journalists escorted by the Pak army interacted with the children and made videos, they said, adding that the area is protected by Frontier Corp (a Pakistan paramilitary force).
“A month after #BalakotAirStrike,
#PakistanArmy took a group of journalists on March 28 to Balakot. Over 300 children in the madrasa still present. Journalists met the children and made videos. Area protected by Frontier Corp of Pak army: Govt sources. @IndianExpress,” reported an Indian Express journalist Rahul Tripathi.
The journalists were at the site from 10 am to 3.30 pm. “The media group interacted with over 300 children at the madrassa and shot some videos of them as well,” said sources.
Pakistan on Friday had released a statement saying that it examined the 22 “pin locations” shared by India, but found no terror camps there. Pakistan also said that it could not establish any links between the 54 people detained by its investigative agencies and the Pulwama attack.
The Balakot aerial strikes were carried out by Indian Air Force in response to the February 14 terror attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Responsibility of the attack was taken by the JeM.