*ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) has categorically turned down all insinuation, coming from the Indian government and its media, aiming to frame Pakistan in Pulwama attack that killed at least 44 paramilitary policemen yesterday.*
In a statement on Twitter, FO spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said the attack in Pulwama district of Indian occupied Kashmir “is a matter of grave concern.”
He said Pakistan has always condemned heightened acts of violence in the valley.
“We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to State of Pakistan without investigations,” the spokesperson asserted.
Attack in Pulwama in IoK is a matter of grave concern.We have always condemned heightened acts of violence in Valley. We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to State of Pakistan without investigations. 12:29 AM - Feb 15, 2019 link
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A day earlier, nearly, 44 Indian soldiers were killed in a bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy in occupied Kashmir.
According to reports, one of the vehicles carrying soldiers was completely destroyed in the attack, while five other cars in the convoy of Indian forces were badly damaged.
Agencies add: Central Reserve Police Force Director General Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar told Indian news agency, *ANI*, that there were around 2,500 personnel in the convoy when the attack took place.