Lashkar-e-Toiba claims responsibility for Uri attack in posters pasted in Pakistan town
New Delhi: Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) has claimed responsibility for last month’s terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
According to The Indian Express, posters have surfaced in Gujranwala of Punjab, Pakistan, announcing that the LeT will on October 25 (which means today) hold last rites in absentia for one of the four terrorists who attacked the Indian Army’s 12 Brigade at Uri on September 18. Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, will make a special address after the prayers, the poster read.
The posters validate India’s claim that the Uri attack was carried out by a Pakistan-based jihadist group. Pakistan had denied India’s assertion.
As per the daily, the posters mention one perpetrator as Gujranwala resident Muhammad Anas, who operated under the alias Abu Siraqa.
Written in Urdu, the posters invited locals to join namaaz prayers for the LeT’s “lion-hearted holy warrior Abu Siraqa Muhammad Anas, who sent 177 Hindu soldiers to hell at the Uri Brigade camp in occupied Kashmir, and thus drank from the glass of martyrdom”.
The last rites will take place at Bada Nullah, near Girjakh, in the Punjab town of Gujranwala.
Following the Uri attack, New Delhi launched a diplomatic blitz to isolate Islamabad internationally.