Pathankot attack
Al Qaeda wants Indian Muslims to carry out lone wolf attacks, target police, administrative officials Pictured: Soldiers inside the Pathankot Air Force base that was attacked by militants on Jan. 5 2016. [Representational Image]IANS

The United Jihad Council (UJC), the Kashmiri separatist militant group based in Pakistan, has reportedly released a video threatening to carry out Pathankot-like attacks in other northern states of India  until forces are withdrawn from Kashmir.

UJC member Jameel-ur-Rehman said in a video the outfit would continue to target key military installations in parts of north India until India declared Kashmir a disputed territory and held "meaningful" talks with Pakistan, Daily News & Analysis reported.

"There have been 150 unsuccessful talks on Kashmir and such talks will yield nothing because India is not pressured enough," Rehman said.

"We are not against talks, but we want meaningful talks and that will only happen if India agrees to call (the) Kashmir (issue) a dispute and call back its forces. Till then, we will carry out attacks, be it in Pathankot, Agra or Delhi," he added.

Rehman also said the attack on Pathankot's airbase on 2 January was carried out by Kashmiri militants, and not any terror organisation with affiliation to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

UJC spokesperson Syed Sadaqat Hussain had, on 4 January, said the attack on the airbase was carried out by its National Highway Squad, according to an earlier PTI report. The UJC is an umbrella group of several militant organisations.

However, Indian intelligence has maintained that Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) was behind the attack, in which seven security personnel and six militants were killed.

The intelligence agencies have found evidence that links the Pathankot attack to JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar, who were allegedly the "handlers" of the slain militants, PTI had reported last week.

India handed over the evidence to Pakistan, after which Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered formation of a joint investigation team of ISI, Intelligence Bureau and Military Intelligence officials to investigate the alleged involvement of Pakistani militants in the attack.

On Tuesday, Pakistan shared its initial findings of the Pathankot attack probe with India

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