Pakistan says it will release captured Indian pilot

Imran Khan
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Pakistan says it will release a captured Indian pilot tomorrow as a "goodwill gesture" amid escalating tensions between the two countries, The Associated Press reports.

India on Tuesday had launched an airstrike in Pakistan, with the country saying it hit a terrorist training camp after a deadly attack earlier this month. Pakistan responded by carrying out airstrikes of its own, also shooting down an Indian jet and capturing a pilot on Wednesday. Video of the man "blindfolded and apparently with blood on his face" was shown on Pakistani television, reports The Washington Post, with India saying it "strongly objected to Pakistan’s vulgar display of an injured personnel."

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