Two Muzaffarabad guides facilitated Uri attack, claims India

Published: September 27, 2016
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Indian army soldiers carry the coffins of their colleagues who were killed after gunmen attacked an Indian army base in Kashmir's Uri on Sunday, during a wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar, September 19, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Indian army soldiers carry the coffins of their colleagues who were killed after gunmen attacked an Indian army base in Kashmir's Uri on Sunday, during a wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar, September 19, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Over a week after militants killed 18 Indian army soldiers in Uri sector near the Line of Control (LoC) of disputed Kashmir, Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar claimed on Tuesday that two guides from Muzaffarabad facilitated the attackers.

“Foreign secretary calls in Pakistan HC Basit today & presents proof of cross border origins of Uri attacks,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. “Informs him that the two guides who helped infiltration were apprehended by local villagers and are now in custody.”

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The assault, in which four commando-style gunmen burst into the brigade headquarters in Uri at 5:30 am (midnight GMT) on September 18, was among the deadliest in held Kashmir and has sharply ratcheted up tension between the nuclear-armed rivals.

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In a knee-jerk reaction to the attack on the brigade headquarters, India’s civil and military leaders squarely blamed Pakistan with media commentators calling for a military response. Pakistan, however, dismissed the Indian allegations as ‘baseless and unwarranted’.

The development came a week after India offered to cooperate with Pakistan over the attack’s investigation. “If the Government of Pakistan wishes to investigate these cross-border attacks, India is ready to provide finger prints and DNA samples of terrorists killed in Uri and Poonch incidents,” the MEA statement said.

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The two neighbours have been at odds since July 8 when a populist Kashmiri rebel leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed by Indian forces. At least 100 demonstrators have so far been killed due to the occupied military’s indiscriminate use of force against Kashmiri masses.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • AD
    Sep 27, 2016 - 5:03PM

    The name and address is also there in timesofbindia report.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Sep 27, 2016 - 5:09PM

    Naturally a part of this is true . THEY could not have done this without inside help. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Sep 27, 2016 - 5:40PM

    What about the chickens (ISI trained obviously) who created distraction by laying eggs upside down…!!!! Recommend

  • Jawad
    Sep 27, 2016 - 5:52PM

    What happened to the pashto map india claimed they got from those terrorists?? India is running out of tricks even sushma tried her best in UN. Lol Recommend

  • Jamal
    Sep 27, 2016 - 6:08PM

    Where were Indian Border Security forces when the mililtants infilterated into IOK? We suppose for a while that they managed to escape human eyes, where had laser walls and fences intsalled by India evaporated? Everything seems to be scripted like the story of a bollywood film.Recommend

  • LOL
    Sep 27, 2016 - 6:32PM

    700,000+ indian troops present in the state.
    curfew imposed for 80+ days.
    laser, electric, mined fencing present on both sides.

    still, 19 year-olds enter India whenever they like. either all these accusations are blantant lies, or India forces being 1 million in power are absolutely useless.Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Sep 27, 2016 - 6:48PM

    A classic ill-conceived plot of a third rated hindi movie. Keep it up Maharaj. Only your local public buys this stuff…. Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Sep 27, 2016 - 6:48PM

    A classic ill-conceived plot of a third rated hindi movie. Keep it up Maharaj. Only your local public buys this stuff…. Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Sep 27, 2016 - 7:05PM

    Two guides form a village defeat the multi million dollar border patrolled by a self proclaimed military giant of South Asia .. sure.Recommend

  • Saeed Masood
    Sep 27, 2016 - 10:10PM

    GUIDE was a great movie of Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman…India was always very good at making stories…Recommend

  • Anil
    Sep 28, 2016 - 7:50AM

    Come out of denial mode friends or it will be too late.Recommend

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