Udhampur attackers backed by ISI, claims J-K Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has claimed that the terrorists involved in the Udhampur attack on a BSF convoy were backed by Pakistan¿s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Earlier, Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Syed Qazi Khalilullah had said that India should provide evidence of any Pakistani involved in terrorist activity on Indian soil, adding that they have constantly asked India to refrain from accusations.

According to the Dawn, the statement from Pakistan's foreign office comes following Indian claim that Usman Faisal, a militant captured on Wednesday after a deadly attack on a military convoy in the Kashmir region, was a Pakistani.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier made a statement in both the Houses of Parliament on the terrorist attack at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 and condemned the persistent attempts by terrorists from across the border to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir.

Singh informed that one of the two militants involved in the attack was killed, while one was subsequently apprehended by the local people and the police.

"The apprehended terrorist was brought to Jammu, where he is being questioned by the concerned authorities. Preliminary interrogation of the captured terrorist reveal his identity as Md. Naveed Yakub @ Usman, r/o Faisalabad (Pakistan). He also revealed the identity of his slain accomplice as Md. Nomen @ Nomin (code name) r/o Bhawalpur, Pakistan," he said.

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