JeM denies involvement in Pulwama attack, released video

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JeM denies involvement in Pulwama attack, released video

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has revealed they JeM has denied role in Pulwama attack and the subsequent released video.

He said that there’s some confusion regarding the involvement of Jaish-e-Muhammad in the Pulwama attack.

“We’re not sure if Jaish-e-Muhammad is involved in the attack,” he said. He was speaking to BBC link correspondent Secunder Kermani on Friday.

Over 40 Indian Central Reserve Police Force soldiers were killed in Indian-Administered Kashmir on February 14 when a suicide bomber targeted a group of soldiers. It was the deadliest attack on Indian security forces in the valley since 2002.

Indian media reported that Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Qureshi told the BBC that when the group’s leadership was contacted by the people who [are] known to them, they denied it.

When the host said that the group had issued a press release claiming responsibility for the attack, Qureshi said, “There are conflict[ing] reports.”

Responding to a question that there’s a perception that Pakistan has never cracked down on militant groups that target India, the foreign minister replied, “We have proscribed JuD and the so-called nerve centre of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Bahawalpur has been taken over by the Punjab government.”

He said that the world and India have been talking about the madrassa and calling it a training camp. “The media was taken there and what they saw is in front of you.”