Defensive and In Denial: How Pakistanis Reacted to the Uri Attack
Smoke billows out of Uri army camp that was attacked by terrorists on 18 Sept, 2016. (Photo: IANS) 
Smoke billows out of Uri army camp that was attacked by terrorists on 18 Sept, 2016. (Photo: IANS) 

Defensive and In Denial: How Pakistanis Reacted to the Uri Attack

Scarcely hours after one of the deadliest attacks on Indian Armed forces in a decade, accusations are, naturally, flying thick and fast.

Indian Army initial reports indicate that Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists could be behind the attack on the Uri Army base in Jammu and Kashmir. On Sunday morning, militants launched an assault that left 17 soldiers dead – most as their tents were set ablaze in the wee hours of the morning – and led to 4 fidayeen (suicide) militants being gunned down by Indian security forces.

As the government and Indian Twitter rush to blame Pakistan, many Pakistanis are hitting back.

Here are a few counter-views from Pakistani Twitter, offering some theories (and warnings) of their own:

The Pakistani Foreign Office has also reacted to India’s assertions that it had a role in the Uri attack, saying:

India immediately puts blame on Pakistan without doing any investigation. We reject this.
Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson to Reuters

Hindustan Times reported that Pakistan privately disavowed terrorist action. “We condemn terrorism in all its forms,” an official reportedly said.

For The Quint’s coverage of the attack, click here.

Source: Hindustan Times

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