Pulwama Attack: Pakistan send an Ambassador to clarify the reason behind terror attack
A bomb hit a paramilitary convoy on Thursday, killing 44 members of India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Pulwama, an area of Indian-controlled Kashmir. New Delhi has accused Islamabad of playing a role in the terrorist attack.
The spokesman from Pakistan’s foreign office has announced that Islamabad has recalled its ambassador in New Delhi for consultations amid tensions with India. “We have called back our High Commissioner in India for consultations. He left New Delhi this morning,” Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Twitter.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has accused Pakistan of having a role in the terrorist attack and demanded that it “ceases forthwith all support and financing to terror groups operating from areas under their control”. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry, in turn, urged India to restrain from hasty conclusions and expressed readiness to cooperate in the investigation.
Jammu and Kashmir is a region that has been disputed by India and Pakistan since 1947 when both countries gained independence from the British Empire. The two countries have gone through three wars over the region, but the conflict has not been resolved. The unstable situation in the region has led to the emergence of extremist groups.