India summons Pakistan high commissioner Sohail Mahmood, lodges strong protest over Pulwama terror attack

  • India on Friday summoned Pakistan's top envoy and lodged strong protest over the killing of nearly 40 CRPF soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack

  • Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale summoned Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood and lodged strong protest

  • Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the terror attack

New Delhi: India on Friday summoned Pakistan's top envoy and lodged strong protest over the killing of nearly 40 CRPF soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

 India summons Pakistan high commissioner Sohail Mahmood, lodges strong protest over Pulwama terror attack

File photo of Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. PTI

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale summoned Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood and lodged strong protest over the killing of the CRPF soldiers in Pulwama, official sources said.

JeM has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday that left at least 40 CRPF soldiers dead and five others critically wounded.

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm. Police identified the suicide bomber as Adil Ahmed, who officials said joined the terror outfit in 2018.

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Updated Date: Feb 15, 2019 15:55:37 IST