India Summons Pakistan Envoy; Says It Has Proof Uri Attack Originated From Their Soil

12:21 am 28 Sep, 2016


India has given proof to Pakistan on Uri attack which it claimed originated from their soil.

India said that two persons, who guided the Uri attackers to the Army camp, were from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Indian Express reported that foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and told him that the government had evidence that Uri attack originated from territory under Pakistani control.

Further, India also named one of the four terrorists killed in the attack and their two handlers across the Line of Control.

Jaishankar told Indian Express one of the two guides, now in custody, had identified one of the four terrorists from photographs and said he too belonged to Muzaffarabad. The guide also named two Pakistan-based handlers.

 

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Earlier, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said that Uri villagers apprehended two individuals, who allegedly acted as guides for terrorists.

The individuals–Faizal Hussain Awan, 20 and, Yasin Khursheed, 19 who are residents of Muzaffarabad–were turned over to security forces. It is reported that the individuals acted as guides for terrorists and helped them infiltrate across the LoC

During questioning, Faizal told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that they had guided and facilitated the border crossing of the group that attack the Army camp.

“In his preliminary statement, he identified as among the slain attackers one Hafiz Ahmed s/o Feroz, r/o village Dharbang, Muzaffarabad. He also revealed details of the two handlers of this operation — Mohd Kabir Awan and Basharat,” Swarup had said.

The Uri attack claimed 18 soldiers lives on September 18.

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