Sartaj Aziz demands international probe into Uri attack

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 26 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz has demanded international probe into the terrorists attack on the Army Brigade headquarters in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, in which 18 Indian Army soldiers were killed. Aziz in an interview with the BBC Urdu Service, said that India always starts accusing Pakistan immediately after any attack without waiting for investigations, reports Radio Pakistan. He maintained that, therefore, an independent international commission should be constituted to unearth the facts. The top diplomat insisted that such attacks should not divert world attention from the Kashmir issue. Aziz insisted that it is not for the first time that India has levelled baseless allegations on Pakistan. Recalling the former US president Bill Clinton visit to subcontinent where a major terrorist incident took place at Chattisinghpura, Aziz said that India had blamed Pakistan for the massacre too. 18 Indian Army soldiers were killed and over 20 others were injured in an encounter with the terrorists at the Army Brigade headquarters in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. This is the highest casualty the army has suffered in a single attack in last two decades. All four terrorists involved in the attack were killed in what has emerged as worse than the attack on the Pathankot air base earlier in January this year, in which seven army men were killed. (ANI)