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As India geared up to revenge the killing of 40 CRPF Jawans in Pulwama and took some crucial moves, Pakistan increased the number of its troops across LoC. A civilian named Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat was critically injured in the crossfire and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

There were unverified reports that several other websites in Pakistan were not working following the February 14 Pulwama attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers for which Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility. News Nation covers breaking news, latest news, entertainment news, bollywood news, business news and sports news.

"Once again the usual chest thumping and war rhetoric by Indians on the Pulwama attack without understanding the structural, institutional and social causes of the Kashmir independence movement", tweeted Anubhav Singh from India.

The timing can not be more ominous as it comes just ahead of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's visit to Islamabad, from where he would fly into India after two days. "He left New Delhi this morning", Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Twitter, Sputnik reported.

Earlier, in July 2016, hackers claiming to be from Pakistan defaced websites of seven Indian embassies, high commissions, and consulates in various countries with pro-Pakistan Army slogans.

Launching a major diplomatic offensive against Islamabad, India had on February 15 held a briefing for envoys of 25 countries, including from P5 nations - US, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and France - to highlight Pakistan's role in using terrorism as an instrument of state policy.

Government forces launched a massive hunt for militants after an explosives-packed van rammed a convoy transporting 2,500 security forces in Thursday's assault.

"Pakistan's offer of dialogue and the Kartarpur initiative are a clear evidence of this", she was quoted as saying.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan on Friday to expect a strong response. "We have full faith in their bravery and valour", Modi said on Thursday.

A total of 500,000 soldiers of Indian Army are still in Kashmir.

According to official statistics, more than 500 people were killed in 2018 - which includes civilians, security forces and militants - the highest toll in a decade.

Several fans and a Mumbai cricket official have asked India to boycott their World Cup match against Pakistan in June this year after a suicide bomber killed 44 members of the Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir last week.

On February 14, a suicide auto bomber rammed a bus carrying troopers belonging to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the deadliest attack on Indian occupying forces there since 2002.