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Focus on resolving situation, premature to say anything: MEA

PTI 02 Jan 2016, 17:45:42 IST
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New Delhi: External Affairs Ministry today said it was "premature" to say anything now given that the security operation at Pathankot, where the air base was attacked by Pakistani terrorists, was still on.

"On #PathankotAttack : Operations continuing, immediate focus on resolving situation - premature to say anything more at this point," the MEA Spokesperson tweeted.

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The tweet came amidst a raging debate over the possible impact of today's terror strike on Indo-Pak dialogue which had got a fillip after a surprise visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lahore last week to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

In a pre-dawn attack, a group of heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists, suspected to be belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit, struck at an Air Force base here in Punjab, leading to a fierce gunbattle in which three security personnel were killed. Four attackers were also killed in the encounter.