Uri attackers came from Muzaffarabad: India tells Pak envoy

New Delhi [India], Sept. 27 : Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Tuesday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit and told that the terrorists, who attacked the army base camp in Uri Sector of Kashmir's Baramulla district, had come from Muzaffarabad.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup gave this information on his official Twitter handle.

He said that Jaishankar informed Basit that two guides, who had helped in the infiltration, were apprehended by local villagers and are now in custody.

"Details of guides: Faizal Hussain Awan (20 yrs),S/o Gul Akbar;R/o Potha Jahangir, Muzzaffarabad. Yasin Khurshid(19 yrs),S/o Mohammed Khurshid R/o Khiliana Kalan,Muzzaffarabad," said Swarup. Swarup also said that preliminary interrogation reveals the identity of one of the slain Uri attackers as Hafiz Ahmed, son of Feroz, who is a resident of Dharbang, Muzaffarabad.

He also divulged the details of handlers who were identified as Mohd. Kabir Awan and Basharat. "Foreign Secretary terms continuing cross border terrorist attacks from Pakistan against India as unacceptable," he said.

Three days after the Uri attack in which 18 Army soldiers lost their lives, India had summoned Basit and presented evidence of Pakistan's role in the Uri terror attack as well as other strikes like Pathankot.

Displaying a list of proofs nailing Pakistan's involvement in the recent terror attack, Swarup emphasised that a number of items that include: 1.

GPS from the bodies of terrorists with coordinates that indicate the point and time of infiltration across the LoC and the subsequent route to the terror attack site.

2. Grenades with Pakistani markings. 3. Communication matrix sheets 4. Communication equipment 5. Other stores made in Pakistan, including food, medicines and clothes..

Source: ANI