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    India Bombs Islamist Militants in Pakistan

    New Delhi says it targeted Kashmiri separatists with airstrikes in northwestern Pakistan today, two weeks after the jihadi Jaish-e-Mohammad group killed more than 40 Indian soldiers in a suicide attack. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said a preemptive strike was “absolutely necessary” to prevent the Pakistan-based group from staging more attacks on Indian-administered Kashmir. He said “a very large number” of terrorists were killed — a claim refuted by Pakistan’s military.

    Is this a major escalation? At the very least, experts say, it’s a clear sign that India’s serious about fighting terror in the disputed region.

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