Pulwama attack: Nine killed in Kashmir gun battle

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, facing an election by May, has warned Pakistan to expect a "strong response" to the bombing, raising fears of conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

LONDON: Pakistan and India World Cup 2019 match will go ahead despite the tensions between two countries in the wake of Pulwama attack, International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Richardson has said.

Khan said that if any militant group was using Pakistani soil to launch attacks, "its enmity is with us".

Three militants from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group, which claimed responsibility for the suicide attack, were killed in a gunbattle that lasted much of Monday, Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon told a press conference in Srinagar.

Reports said Qureshi sought for United Nations intervention to "de-escalate" tensions caused by India's "rhetoric against Pakistan".

"It is imperative to take steps for de-escalation".

Friday's attack came a day before Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was expected to arrive in Islamabad with billions of dollars in investment to help the fledgling economy.

"The prime minister of Pakistan has offered to investigate the matter if India provides proof".

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is the latest to join the call for boycott saying he doesn't want India to play Pakistan in the upcoming ODI World Cup in the aftermath of the ghastly terror attack. Both countries claim the Himalayan territory in full and have fought two wars in connection to the dispute.


"Promises of "guaranteed action" ring hollow given the track record of Pakistan", the ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Indian media reported attacks on Kashmiri students or businesses in various parts of North India.

He said: "For domestic political reasons, India has deliberately ratcheted up its hostile rhetoric against Pakistan and created a tense environment". The fighting triggered anti-India protests and clashes in the village, with local residents? mainly youths? trying to march to the site of the gunbattle in solidarity with the Kashmiri fighters.

The CRPF on February 17 cautioned people against "fake pictures" being circulated online of body parts of its 40 jawans killed in the Pulwama attack, the deadliest terrorist strike on security forces in Kashmir Valley in three decades.

"If you (Indian govt) thinks you will attack us and we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate".

Mirwaiz said that not only students but Kashmiri businessmen and traders staying in various places in India were also targeted and harassed, forcing many to flee.

The United States had told India it supported its right to defend itself against cross-border attacks, India said on Saturday.

"We are at a unsafe moment, and authorities must do everything they can to uphold the rule of law,"Aakar Patel, head of Amnesty International India, said".


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