Srinagar: Pakistan on Thursday said the militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district is “a matter of grave concern” and strongly rejected Indian media and government’s allegations of the country’s link to the strike “without” probe.
In one of the deadliest attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s three decades of militancy, a suicide bomber of Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) militant group rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district on Thursday, killing at least 44 personnel and leaving many critically wounded.
“The attack in Pulwama in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir is a matter of grave concern,” the Foreign Office said in a statement. “We have always condemned heightened acts of violence in the Valley.”
Asserting that Pakistan has “always condemned acts of violence” anywhere in the world, it said, “We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the Indian media and government that seek to link the attack to Pakistan without investigations.”
“We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to the State of Pakistan without investigations.”
In a tweet, FO spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said, “We have always condemned heightened acts of violence in Valley.”