Pakistan fears another surgical strike after Sunjuwan attack, warns against ‘misadventure across LoC’
Two days after deadly attack on Sunjuwan Army Camp in Jammu, Pakistan on Monday warned India against any cross-border strikes.
Saturday’s attack on the camp was the worst in months, with five soldiers and the father of one of the soldiers killed, and women and children among the ten wounded.
Indian authorities have said that heavily armed attackers were members of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group. Pakistan has criticised it saying India is ‘rushing to judgement without a full inquiry’.
“It is a well established pattern that Indian officials begin making irresponsible statements and levelling unfounded allegations, even before any proper investigation in any incident has been initiated,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
India, it said, was making these allegations to divert attention from Kashmir issue, and warned against any retaliatory measures across the Line of Control.
The head of the Jammu and Kashmir state police, SP Vaid, told reporters over the weekend that they had communications intercepts pointing to the JeM, which has emerged as a top terror group fighting Indian armed forces.
The army said the attackers wore fatigues and had assault rifles, a grenade launcher and grenades.
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