300 deaths in India's Balakot airstrike misleading info

Update: 300 deaths in Balakot airstrike by India is misleading information

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Former Pakistani diplomat Zafar Hilaly reportedly admitted that 300 terrorists had died in the Balakot airstrike by India on February 26, 2019, according to a report by news agency ANI.

However, the information was found to be misleading and the news agency later retracted the story. Hilaly, in a series of tweets on his Twitter account, stated that news reports of him confirming the casualties were based on a video interview of him for a Pakistani channel, which was doctored.

This story has been updated to bring updated information to the notice of our readers.