Indian airbase attack bid to derail talks, says All Parties Hurriyat Conference


NEW DELHI: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) condemned on Wednesday the violent terrorist attack on an Indian airbase in Pathankot and called it a conspiracy to derail talks between Islamabad and New Delhi.

APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Maulvi Umar Farooq told Dawn from Srinagar that the gunmen responsible for the carnage — mostly suspected to belong to the banned Jaish-i-Mohammed group — “were elements who seek to vitiate the atmosphere” between the two countries.