Uri Attack: Pakistan Army denies India's accusations, asks for 'actionable intelligence'
Pakistan refuted India's charge that it was behind the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri as 'unfounded and premature'
Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday refuted as "unfounded and premature" India's charge that it was behind the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri that killed 17 soldiers, with its army demanding "actionable intelligence" to support New Delhi's accusation.
Following the dawn attack, India blamed Pakistan for the latest attack on the Indian Army. Home Minister Rajnath Singh directly attacked Pakistan saying it was a "terrorist state" and should be isolated. Pakistan army spokesman Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said that following the attack Director General of Military Operation (DGMO) of the two countries discussed the situation along the Line of Control through hotline.
"Refuting the unfounded and pre-mature Indian allegation, Pakistani DGMO asked his counterpart to share any actionable intelligence," Radio Pakistan reported citing an ISPR release. Bajwa reiterated that no infiltration was allowed from the Pakistani soil because of "water-tight arrangements" in place on both sides of LoC and the Working Boundary.
Heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Army in North Kashmir's Uri town in the wee hours, killing 17 jawans and injuring 19 other personnel in the strike in which four ultras were neutralised.
As per the Jammu and Kashmir Police, approximately 5 kilograms of explosives have been recovered from the drone.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shokbaba forest in the Sumblar area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of terrorists, officials said
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