Srinagar attackers weren't from Pakistan: Islamabad

Pakistan has rejected an accusation that the two militants who stormed a paramilitary camp in Srinagar Wednesday were "probably from Pakistan".

At least five security forces personnel were killed and eight others injured in the attack in Srinagar. The security personnel killed the two militants in the gunfight that followed the attack.

Indian officials pointed fingers at Pakistani militants, an assertion dismissed by Pakistan's foreign ministry, reported Xinhua.

"Pakistan strongly rejects the remarks made by Indian Home Secretary R.K. Singh alleging that 'prima facie evidence suggests that the militants who attacked the members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were from across the border, they were probably from Pakistan'," the foreign ministry said in a statement late Wednesday.

"We feel that this trend of making irresponsible statements and knee-jerk reactions by senior Indian government functionaries have the potential of undermining the efforts
made by both sides to normalise relation between the two countries," the statement said.

"Pakistan, which is itself a victim of terrorism and has rendered immense sacrifices in its efforts against this menace, condemns such actions of terrorism in the strongest possible terms and calls upon the government of India to carry out a thorough investigation into the incident before levelling such accusations which are counterproductive and serve no purpose," it said.

"Pakistan remains committed to discussing and resolving all outstanding issues with India through a meaningful dialogue," it added.

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