MEA presents proof of Cross-border origins of Uri attack to Abdul Basit

| Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 19:37
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New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday revealed the identity of one of the slain militants who on September 18 attacked the Uri army base, killing 18 Indian soldiers.

The Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar called in Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to present the proof of cross-border origins of Uri attack, informed MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

He also informed Basit that the two guides who helped the terrorists were apprehended by local villagers and are now in custody.

The official identified them as Yasin Khurshid, 19, s/o Mohammed Khurshid and a resident of Khiliana Kalan in Muzzaffarabad and Faizal Hussain Awan, 20, s/o Gul Akbar and from Potha Jahangir, also in Muzzaffarabad. 

One of the slain terrorists was identified as Hafiz Ahmed, a native of Muzaffarabad (PoK).

Here are the details:

Attacker: Hafiz Ahmed

S/o Feroz

R/o Dharbang, Muzaffarabad

Guide 1: Faizal Hussain Awan, 20

S/o Gul Akbar

R/o Potha Jahangir,Muzzaffarabad

Guide 2: Yasin Khurshid, 19

S/o Mohammed Khurshid

R/o Khiliana Kalan,Muzzaffarabad


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