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:
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