Pakistan warned India against carrying out any cross-border strikes in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) after India blamed a Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad for an attack on an army camp in Jammu in which five army men and a civilian besides three attackers were killed.
“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 its brutality in trying to control the armed revolt in Kashmir, and warned against any retaliatory measures across the Line of Control that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed countries.
“We hope that the international community would urge India to stop the untold atrocities and gross violations of human rights in Kashmir and refrain from any misadventure across the Line of Control (LoC),” it said.
India has been accusing Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the heavily militarised Line of Control into Jammu and Kashmir.
The army said the attackers wore fatigues and had assault rifles, a grenade launcher and grenades.
The Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson accused India of carrying out a smear campaign against Pakistan and the deliberate creation of war hysteria.”
“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,” he said when asked about the attack on Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu.
“A particular segment in the Indian media runs with their innuendos to malign Pakistan and whips up public frenzy. We are confident that the world community would take due cognisance of India’s smear campaign against Pakistan, and the deliberate creation of war hysteria,” the spokesperson said.
A group of heavily armed Jaish-e-Mohammad militant struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in the early hours on Saturday.
Army continued the search operation in the camp for the third consecutive day today. Five army men, three attackers and a civilian have been killed in the gunfight.