Indian PM condemns Kashmir attack, says peace talks will go on
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - India’s prime minister branded Thursday’s attack by militants on an Indian police station and army camp in disputed Kashmir as “barbaric” but - without mentioning Pakistan - said it would not derail efforts to pursue peace through dialogue.
“This is one more in a series of provocations and barbaric actions by the enemies of peace,” Dr Manmohan Singh said in a statement. “Such attacks will not deter us and will not succeed in derailing our efforts to find a resolution to all problems through a process of dialogue.”
A group of militants dressed in Indian army uniforms killed eight people in the raid near the Pakistan border, Indian officials said.
Chief Minister for the state of Jammu and Kashmir said the militants had crossed the border from Pakistan the previous day.