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Pakistan Airspace Shut Amid Kashmir Tensions: European Agency

Pakistani officials earlier said Pakistan had carried out air strikes and shot down two Indian jets, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan (Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna NS

Pakistan has closed its airspace, a European air traffic control agency said on Wednesday (27), amid rising tensions and military activity between Pakistan and India.

Brussels-based Eurocontrol, which cordinates the airspace of 41 nations, told airlines in a bulletin that Pakistan’s airspace was closed “with immediate effect”.

Pakistani officials earlier said Pakistan had carried out air strikes and shot down two Indian jets, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan.

Tension has been elevated since a suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on February 14.

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