Following the gruesome terror attack on the vehicle of CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, United States of America has given out a stern warning for the Pakistan. In a official statement released by the Office of Press Secretary, USA has called on Pakistan to immediately stop all the support and safe haven provided to the terrorists operating out of its soil.
“The United States calls on Pakistan to end immediately the support and safe haven provided to all terrorists groups operating on the its soil, whose only goal is to sow chaos, violence and terror in the region,” the statement reads.
Condemning the attacks, the statement reads, ” The United States condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attacks by a Pakistan based terrorist group that killed over 40 paramilitary forces and wounded atleast 44 others.” The United States, in its statement has further made it clear that the attacks have strengthened their resolution to cooperate with India on counter-terrorism activities.
“This attack only strengthens our resolve to bolster counterterrorism cooperation and coordination between the United States and India,” the statement further reads.
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The US Congress also unanimously condemned the attacks. “The United States stands with our partner India as it recovers from a terrorist bombing in Kashmir. Jaish-e-Mohammed and its state sponsors must face consequences for this attack,” Republican Senator Tim Cotton from Arkansas put forth.
2020 Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard also denounced the incident and tweeted, “We stand with the people of India in condemning the terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir, and send our condolences and prayers to the victims families. We must all stand up against these jihadists and their ideology. #KashmirTerrorAttack”.
Meanwhile, the United States has also warned its citizens from going on a tour of Pakistan, due to high level of terrorist activities in the country.
Around 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives when their bus – which had 42 personnel on board – was targeted by a suicide bomber on Thursday. Their bus was part of 78 vehicle convoy which was transporting 2,500 personnel from Jammu to Srinagar when the terrorist attack took place. JeM has since taken responsibility for the attack.
The international community has taken a stand against terrorism following Thursday’s heinous incident on Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.