US shuns rumors linking Kashmir violence to Pakistan

02:16 PM | 6 Dec, 2014
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WASHINGTON:

The United States (US) on Saturday shunned rumors linking Pakistan to the recent violence in the Indian held-Kashmir killing around a dozen Indian security officials amid militants attack on an army base near Line of Control (LoC).   

A state department spokesperson also rejected the narrative that meeting between the Pakistan Military Chief General Raheel Sharif and Secretary State John Kerry had to do something with violence took place in Indian held-Kashmir.

The state Department spokesperson also expressed concerns over violence in the disputed Himalayan region divided between the two countries, also urged India and Pakistan to hold dialogue on the Kashmir issue.

AFP further reported the Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf saying “I think that you're conflating a couple of things. Obviously, we know the Secretary and the army chief of staff had a very productive discussion on Sunday on a range of security-related issues, and again, we're concerned about any violence in Kashmir, and I wouldn't jump to conclusions here.”