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Pak rejects allegations over terror attack on Sunjwan Army

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today rejected allegations that it was involved in the terror attack on Sunjwan camp, saying Indian media and officials make "irresponsible" statements even before any investigation is initiated.

The also accused of carrying out a "smear campaign against and the deliberate creation of "

"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," the said, when asked about the attack on Sunjwan camp in Jammu.

"A particular segment in the Indian with their innuendos to malign 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 said.

A group of heavily armed terrorists struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in the early hours yesterday, triggering a gunbattle.

Security forces have neutralised three terrorists holed up in the camp while six people, including five Army personnel, were killed in the attack.

The latest attack on the camp took place nearly 15 months after the Jammu region was hit by a similar attack.

On November 29, 2016, terrorists had stormed the Army's Nagrota camp on the outskirts of the city, killing seven Army personnel, including two officers. Three terrorists were gunned down in the operation.

Intelligence inputs had warned of an attack on an Army or security establishment by Jaish-e-Mohammed in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru, who was hanged on February 9, 2013, for the 2001 attack on Parliament House.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 23:05 IST
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