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Pakistan Announces Arrests In Connection With Indian Air Base Attack

File photo of a Pakistani military operation.
File photo of a Pakistani military operation.

Pakistan says it has arrested members of a militant group believed to be behind an attack on an Indian air base.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on January 13 that several individuals belonging to the banned Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammed had been detained.

Seven Indian soldiers were killedin the January 2 assault on the Pathankot Air Base in the northern state of Punjab. New Delhi says it was carried out by the group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Sharif also said Pakistan was considering sending a special team to Pathankot to seek "additional information" to spur the investigation.

India accuses Pakistan of arming and training insurgents in its portion of the disputed region of Kashmir. Pakistan denies the claim.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters