FO condemns Pulwama attack, says is a matter of ‘grave concern’

FO condemns Pulwama attack, says is a matter of ‘grave concern’

Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan Foreign Office has expressed grave concern over Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Attack in Pulwama in IoK is a matter of grave concern. We have always condemned heightened acts of violence in Valley. We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to State of Pakistan without investigations,” FO Spokesperson Dr Faisal said in a tweet.

on Thursday, at least 44 Indian security personnel were killed in the deadliest attack on government forces in Pulwama.

According to media reports, the security personnel were died when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off as a convoy of military vehicles drove on a highway some 20 kilometres from Srinagar.

“An IED went off as a CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) convoy passed by,” senior police officer Munir Ahmed Khan said. “…We are evacuating the injured from the site and don’t have their number at the moment.”

It is the deadliest attack on the Indian occupying forces in the held territory since September 2016 when 19 soldiers were killed in a pre-dawn raid on the Uri army camp.

India has an estimated 500,000 soldiers in occupied Kashmir.