ISLAMABAD, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Friday expressed serious concern about the militant attack in the Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed nine people Thursday, including security personnel.
Chief Minister of the Indian-administered Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, had claimed that the three attackers were from Pakistan.
The attack had posed threat to the upcoming meeting of leaders of Pakistan and India in New York on the sideline of the UN General Assembly on Sunday.
However officials of both countries said the two prime ministers will meet as scheduled.
"We have noted with deep concern media reports on the unfortunate incident in Jammu on 26 September 2013 resulting in the loss of life of more than a dozen security personnel," the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said.
"The timing of this attack is particularly disturbing as it took place a couple of days before the leaders of Pakistan and India are to meet in a bid to move towards improvement of relations," the ministry said in a statement.
"Pakistan, itself a foremost victim of this menace, condemns all forms of terrorism and has rendered immense sacrifices in this regard."
The statement said Pakistan remains committed to eliminating terrorist violence and has on numerous occasions offered cooperation to India in fighting this menace through laid down bilateral mechanisms.
The Foreign Ministry said Pakistan remains ready to discuss all outstanding disputes in a meaningful manner.