Pakistan announces arrests over Indian air base attack
Published 13/01/2016 | 11:36
Pakistan says it has arrested "several individuals" from an outlawed militant group who are linked to a four-day assault on an Indian air base earlier this month that killed seven Indian soldiers.
The government announced the arrests in a statement on Tuesday after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a meeting to discuss security issues.
The statement says an investigation into the incident has made "considerable progress", leading to the arrest of several individuals from the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group.
All six militants who took part in the attack were killed by Indian forces.
India has long accused Pakistan of turning a blind eye to Islamic militants who have staged cross-border attacks and battled Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region.