Pakistan voices concern over Jammu attack

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 18:10 hrs

Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Pakistan Friday expressed serious concern about the militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed nine people Thursday, including security personnel.

Jammu and Kahmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had claimed that the three attackers were from Pakistan.

"We have noted with deep concern media reports on the unfortunate incident in Jammu on 26 September 2013 resulting in the loss of life of more than a dozen security personnel," Xinhua reported citing a statement issued by Pakistan's foreign ministry.

"The timing of this attack is particularly disturbing as it took place a couple of days before the leaders of Pakistan and India are to meet in a bid to move towards improvement of relations," it said .

"Pakistan, itself a foremost victim of this menace, condemns all forms of terrorism and has rendered immense sacrifices in this regard."

The statement said Pakistan remained committed to eliminating terrorist violence and has on numerous occasions offered cooperation to India in fighting this menace through laid down bilateral mechanisms.

The foreign ministry said Pakistan remained ready to discuss all outstanding disputes in a meaningful manner

The attack had posed threat to the upcoming meeting of the prime ministers of India and Pakistan in New York on the sideline of the UN General Assembly Sunday.

However officials of both countries said the two prime ministers will meet as scheduled.

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