New Delhi/Srinagar: 17 Indian soldiers have died and about 20 have been injured, many of them seriously, in a terrorist attack on the administrative base of the 10 Dogra regiment at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir early this morning.
In the terrorist attack that began about 5.30 am and lasted for over three hours, 4 terrorists have been killed.
Briefing media in the capital, Director General of Military operations Lt Gen Ranbir Singh at South Block here said: “all four killed were foreign terrorists and were carrying items with Pakistani markings. Initial reports indicate that the slain terrorists belong to Jaish-E-Mohammed Tanzeem.”
Gen. Singh also spoke to Pakistan DGMO and conveyed India’s serious concern.
He said that the terrorists had fired incendiary ammunition along with automatic fire of small arms that led to army tents and temporary shelters catching fire.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has condemned the “outrageous” terrorist attack on the Army base at Uri. He said that India would thwart the “evil designs” of terrorists and their backers.
Condemning in strong terms the terrorist attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that those behind the attack will not go unpunished.
“We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri.
I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” the Prime Minister has tweeted.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the situation in the Uri sector.