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Uri Attack: India's Allegation baseless says Pakistan

17 soldiers were killed in terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri on Sunday

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Publish Date: Sep 19 2016 12:57PM | Updated Date: Sep 19 2016 12:57PM

Uri Attack: India's Allegation baseless says Pakistan

Fresh terrorist attack in Kashmir took life of the 17 soldiers and several left injured. India blamed Pakistan for deadliest attack in Uri. Pakistan however denied any such role and rubbished India's allegations as unsubstantial and irresponsible.


In a statement on Monday, Pakistan's foreign ministry said that India’s reaction over recent spate is vitriolic and unsubstantiated. “The statements from the Indian civil and military leadership are completely baseless,” their ministry quoted.


India has directly blamed Pakistan for the pre-dawn strike in which terrorists sneaked into the Uri army base, threw grenades and opened fire. Pakistan's denial came after India's top leadership held a series of meetings to discuss the possibilities about the latest attack.


Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju’s responds to the Pakistan’s foreign ministry also came on Monday. "Whether Pakistan accepts or denies doesn't really matter; we should not pay any attention to what Pakistan says," he said.


The attack took place during a change of command, when two regiments were present at the base and many soldiers were in tents. Most of the soldiers were burnt alive when their tents caught fire in the grenade attack.


While Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday warned that "those behind the despicable attack will not go unpunished," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such."