Pakistan based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed the responsibility for the Uri attack that killed 20 soldiers in Kashmir. The group put posters across Gujranwala town in Pakistan’s Punjab province which claimed the responsibility.
The poster written in Urdu asked the local residents to join in the last rite of Gujranwala resident Muhammad Anas, one of the four terrorists killed in the attack. The funeral prayer was organized by LeT’s parent organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The poster said that Jamaat chief Hafiz Saeed’s special address will be held after the prayers. The posters carried the chief’s picture along with other members.
According to the poster, while carrying out the Uri attack, Muhammad Anas code named Abu Saraqa attained ‘martyrdom’. The poster also claimed that the LeT terrorists had killed 177 Indian soldiers. “Funeral prayers in absentia for Mujahid Bhai Abu Siraqa Muhammad Anas martyr for having killed 177 Hindu soldiers in Kashmir.”
The funeral is at the Sadabahar Nursery near Bada Nala Nawab Chowk Girjakh Gujranwala.
The poster claim is very significant as the Pakistani government continuously denied the role of Pakistan terror group behind the attack.
The poster was circulated widely in the social media. Pakistani Reuters correspondent Asad Hashim tweeted that JuD claimed that it was a hoax. In a tweet Abas Nasir, the former editor of Dawn confirmed the authenticity of the poster and said that the funeral prayer has now postponed.