Pak media hints at India's hand in varsity attack

Pak media hints at India's hand in varsity attack

As reports in Pakistan’s media indicated India’s role in the terror strike on a university there on Wednesday, New Delhi suspects that it could be a ploy by the military-security establishment of the neighbouring country to ease pressure on Islamabad to act against the plotters of the Pathankot attack.

Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement condemning the deadly terror strike on the Bacha Khan University at Charsadda in Pakistan was lauded by his counterpart M Nawaz Sharif, a section of media in the neighbouring country sought to indicate role New Delhi, particularly India’s diplomatic missions in Afghanistan, of orchestrating the attack.

India on Thursday dismissed the allegations appearing in Pakistan’s media. Vikas Swarup, official spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs, told journalists in New Delhi that the reports were completely baseless. He, however, noted that Pakistan had not yet taken up the issue with India officially.

The terrorists killed 21 people – mostly students – after sneaking into Bacha Khan University in Pakistan on Wednesday. The soldiers of Pakistan Army later neutralised all the terrorists.

Pakistan’s media on Thursday quoted the country’s military spokesman, Maj Gen Asim Bajwa, saying that two mobile phones had been recovered from the slain terrorists, who had carried out the attack on the varsity.

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