Time: A Terrorist Attack in Kashmir Sparks Fears of a Military Conflict Between India and Pakistan
The attack comes during a particularly fraught period for the disputed region
India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh called neighboring Pakistan a “terrorist state” Sunday, in response to an attack by suspected militants in the conflict-wrought border state of Kashmir that killed 17 Indian soldiers.
A senior official from the Indian Army said the attack on Sunday in the border town of Uri, on the Indian side of Kashmir, fit the modus operandi of the Pakistani militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Indian Express newspaper reported. He added that weapons recovered from the four gunmen killed in the attack — including grenade launchers and AK-47 rifles — bore Pakistan markings.
Singh, who was scheduled to visit Russia and the United States this week, said on Twitter that he had canceled the trips following the attack. “I am deeply disappointed with Pakistan’s continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups,” he added.
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WNU Editor: Gun battles have now resumed between India and Pakistan troops on the Kashmir border .... Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire in Kashmir (Yahoo News).
More News On The Growing Tensions Between India And Pakistan And The Ongoing Violence In Kashmir
Deadly attack in Indian Kashmir renews ‘war of words’ with rival Pakistan -- Washington Post
Kashmir violence: 11 killed as Indian forces battle 'militants' -- BBC
Indian soldiers kill suspected militants in clashes at Kashmir frontier -- Reuters
India Soldiers Battle Suspected Militants in Kashmir -- AP
India backs off major retaliation over Kashmir raid, for now -- Reuters
Kashmir attack: Pakistan hits back at India accusations -- BBC
How Indian and Pakistani media are covering Kashmir unrest -- DW
Retaliation or restraint? India has limited options over Kashmir attack -- Michael Safi, The Guardian