U.S. strongly condemns Pulwama terrorist attack

U.S. asks Pakistan to end ‘safe haven’ for terrorists

Washington: In an official statement released by the U.S. Department of State, the country strongly condemned dastardly attack by terrorists in India’s Jammu Kashmir’s Pulwama on Saturday.

Following the terror attack on Indian paramilitary forces in Kashmir, the White House press secretary said in a statement that the US “condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack by a Pakistan-based terrorist group”. Other countries have offered support to India.

The Twitter post said “The U.S. condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack today on an Indian Central Reserve Police Force convoy in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims and their families.”

“The United States is resolutely committed to working with the Indian government to combat terrorism in all its forms. The UN designated, Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammad has claimed responsibility for this heinous act. We call on all countries to uphold their responsibilities pursuant to UN Security Council resolutions to deny safe haven and support for terrorists.”

Terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad, meanwhile, had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terrorist attack.

An improvised explosive device (IED) laden vehicle had rammed into a CRPF convoy on Thursday, which had 2500 personnel in it. The cowardly attack killed 45 brave souls, leaving many bodies battered beyond recognition.

Out of 45, two were Odia soldiers. Their mortal remains arrived in Bhubaneswar Airport on Saturday.

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