Pulwama terror attack: India lodges protest; Pak HC summoned by MEA  

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 15-02-2019 14:40 IST | Created: 15-02-2019 14:40 IST
Pulwama terror attack: India lodges protest; Pak HC summoned by MEA  

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, was summoned by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Friday in connection with the Pulwama terror attack which claimed the lives of around 40 CRPF personnel.

According to sources, Gokhale issued a very strong demarche in connection with the terrorist attack in Pulwama and conveyed that Pakistan must take immediate and verifiable action against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

He also conveyed to Mahmood that Pakistan must immediately stop any groups or individuals associated with terrorism from operating from its territories, the source added.

The Foreign Secretary also rejected the statement made by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan yesterday with regards to the attack, the source said.

As many as 40 CRPF personnel were killed after a suicide bomber attacked a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district with a vehicle laden with explosives.

The convoy comprised of 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar - the slain personnel were in a bus which had 42 CRPF men on board.

JeM, a Pakistan-based terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the attack which left the bus extensively damaged in the blast and ensuing gunfire on the vehicle.

India has, on Friday, revoked Pakistan's status as the Most Favoured Nation as investigations are underway. (ANI)

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