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Pakistan rejects Indian claims over Kashmir terror attack

SRINAGAR: Pakistan on Thursday rejected India’s claims that one of the “terrorists” who attacked the Indian security convoy yesterday in Indian-held Kashmir belonged to Pakistan.

Indian media had claimed after the attack that terrorist was Pakistani and identified him as ‘Usman Khan’.

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However, Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) denied having any such record of a citizen from Faisalabad as claimed by the India.

The neighbourig country claimed that the terrorist sneaked into its country via River Ravi.

Suspected rebels had killed two paramilitary soldiers and wounded another ten after attacking their convoy in Indian-held Kashmir on Wednesday.

The militants fired on the convoy transporting Border Security Force (BSF) troops near the town of Udhampur, 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of the main city of Srinagar.

One militant was killed during a gunbattle with government forces that followed the attack. Another was captured and four civilians taken hostage by him were rescued unharmed.

Since 1989, several rebel groups have been fighting hundreds of thousands of Indian forces deployed in the region, for independence or a merger of the disputed territory with Pakistan.

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