Hafiz Saeed threatens India with 'surgical strikes' ?
More than a month after Indian Army said it had conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Jammat-ud-Dawah chief and the alleged mastermind of Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed, has threatened India with a "surgical strike" by Kashmiri militants in the northernmost state.
"(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi had done what he had to. Now it is the turn of Mujahideen (Islamic guerilla fighters) to carry out a surgical strike in Kashmir," Saeed threatened while addressing a rally on Sunday in Mirpur in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Indian news agency PTI reported.
"The surgical strike Mujahideen are going to carry out will long be remembered. Such a strike will not be like that of India's one which is not even acknowledged by the world," Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba millitant organisation, was quoted as saying.
Last week, Saeed, who carries a USD 10-million bounty on his head, critisised the Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan government for giving a soft response to India over alleged atrocities in Kashmir.
He said people in the Kashmir Valley need Pakistan's full practical support.
Earlier, Saeed had warned the Modi government and had said that it should brace up to face surgical strikes by Pakistan Army.
(WION with inputs from PTI)