Srinagar: The head of a Pakistani charity organisation and militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba Hafiz Saeed on Wednesday claimed that four Pakistani militants killed 30 Indian army personnel on Monday.
“They say they (militants) cleaned up 10 rooms and killed 30 soldiers, and destroyed the entire camp,” a BBC report quoted Saeed to have said while addressing hundreds of Jamaat-ud Dawa activists at an “orientation session” on Wednesday in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Saeed was referring to the attack that took place in Akhnoor area of Jammu near the border with Pakistan on Monday in which, according to NDTV, three “labourers” had been killed at a camp for the General Reserve Engineer Force.
“The heavily armed terrorists went on the rampage for almost an hour. Eyewitnesses said they opened fire indiscriminately,” NDTV channel reported.
Hafiz Saeed, according to the BBC report, told his audience that jihad was the only way to liberate Kashmir from India, and that it was the religious duty of people in Kashmir and Pakistan to take part.
He described the attack as an example of the “character of the partisans of the Prophet”, the BBC reported.
He did not say whether the Akhnoor attackers were linked to his organisation, or which bases they “returned to safely”, the report added.