Uri attackers hailed from Muzzaffarpur in Pakistan: Indian government
The September 18 attack on Indian Army base, which left 18 soldiers dead, has caused deep distrust between India & Pakistan Photograph: (AFP)
India's foreign secretary S Jaishankar on Tuesday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit and told him that the terrorists who attacked the army base camp in Uri sector of Kashmir had come from Muzaffarabad.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted this information today.
Preliminary interrogation reveals identity of one of d slain Uri attackers:Hafiz Ahmed,S/o Feroz,R/o Dharbang, Muzaffarabad. 5/n— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 27, 2016
Jaishankar informed Basit that two two men who had allegedly helped the terrorists were apprehended by local villagers, Jaishankar told Basit.
Both men are now in India's custody.
"Details of guides: Faizal Hussain Awan (20 yrs),S/o Gul Akbar;R/o Potha Jahangir, Muzzaffarabad. Yasin Khurshid(19 yrs),S/o Mohammed Khurshid R/o Khiliana Kalan, Muzzaffarabad," Swarup was reported as saying by ANI.
Swarup also said that the handlers were identified as Mohammad Kabir Awan and Basharat.
"Foreign Secretary terms continuing cross-border terrorist attacks from Pakistan against India as unacceptable," he said.
The Uri attack, which claimed the lives of 18 Indian Army soldiers, was immediately followed by India summoning Basit and giving him evidence of Pakistan's role in the Uri terror attack.
Some of the items that Swarup presented as evidence to Basit included: GPS from the bodies of terrorists with coordinates that indicate the point and time of infiltration across the LoC (Line of Control) and the subsequent route to the terror attack site, grenades with Pakistani markings, communication matrix sheets, communication equipment, other stores made in Pakistan, including food, medicines and clothes.
(WION with inputs from ANI)