Pakistan offers dialogue to India but also warns of retaliation if attacked

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan urged dialogue but also warned of reprisals in a statement on Feb 19, 2019.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan urged dialogue but also warned of reprisals in a statement on Feb 19, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday (Feb 19) Pakistan had no role in a suicide bomb attack in Kashmir that killed over 40 Indian soldiers but warned of retaliation if India attacked his country, amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

India has accused Pakistan of having a "direct hand" in the terror attack on Feb 14, for which Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility.

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