'J-K attacks reflects 'unsettled issue' between India and Pakistan': Mustafa Kamal

Srinagar/New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): National Conference (NC) leader Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said the militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir was due to the 'unresolved issues between India and Pakistan'.

"This only reflects the unsettled issue between India and Pakistan along with the issue of Kashmir that we have to see such incidents," he told media in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar expressed his apprehension whether Pakistan State has any control over the militant activities in the country.

"I think that the situation is no longer under Pakistan's control. Initially they had supported the militants and now they are no longer in control of them as the militants are striking there also. The Pakistan government has no control or influence and if we want to root out militancy, then both India and Pakistan will have to come together and devise a strategy," said Anwar.

The attack comes a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for the U.S. yesterday, where he is scheduled to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Sunday for talks.

In a major attack, terrorists dressed in army fatigues have killed at least 12 people in a police station in Hiranagar in Kathua district and at an Army cantonment nearby this morning.

Over a dozen people are injured and more casualties are feared.

The militants first attacked a police station in Hiranagar of Kathua district. According to reports, six policemen and three civilians have been killed in the attack on the police station.

The militants later intercepted a truck on the highway, boarded it and forced its driver to move towards Jammu. The militants stopped the vehicle near the gate of an army camp in Samba and attacked the camp.

The militants started firing inside the army area, initiating the encounter with the security personnel.

A gun-battle is still on. Further details are awaited. (ANI)


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