India blamed a Pakistani militant group for an attack on Monday that killed six people and threatens to disrupt planned talks between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
As many as four gunmen dressed in army uniforms attacked a bus station and a police complex in India’s northern Punjab state bordering Pakistan. Security forces had the militants surrounded in a police complex for more than eight hours.
“I can’t understand why time and again cross-border terror incidents are taking place when we want good relations with our neighbor,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Press Trust of India on Monday.
India’s Home Ministry suspects that Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba is behind the attacks, a government official told reporters in New Delhi. He asked not to be identified, citing ministry rules.