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“Pakistan shuts down militant camps”

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Muzaffarabad: Fearing retaliation from India and under pressure from the international community, Pakistan has shut down militant camps on its soil, in the past few months.

The move comes after India intensified pressure on Pakistan through dossiers shared on global platforms, giving evidence of militant camps backed by the Pakistan Army in Pakistan administered  Kashmir (PaK).

According to details provided by India, there were 11 such camps operating in Pak -- five camps each in Muzaffarabad and Kotli clusters, and one in Barnala.

Some of the camps which were being run by the Lashkar-e-Taiba have been shut down in the Kotli and Nikial area in the region opposite Sunderbani and Rajouri, respectively.

Camps run by the Jaish-e-Mohammed have also been shut down in the Pala and Bagh area, while another camp run by Hizbul Mujahideen has been shut down in the Kotli area.

According to intelligence reports, camps close to Muzaffarabad and Mirpur have also been shut.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has also urged India to de-escalate border tension between security forces of the two countries.

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