Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday strongly condemned the attack on army men in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri and said that those behind this despicable attack would not go unpunished.
In one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years, 17 jawans were killed and 19 others injured as heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in North Kashmir’s Uri town in the wee hours of Sunday.
On Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished.”
Saluting those martyred in the attack, Modi added, “Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.”
Modi also said that he has spoken to Home Minister & RM on the situation. “RM will go to J&K himself to take stock of the situation,” he said.
The jawans of the Dogra Regiment were sleeping in a tent when it caught fire due to an explosion. The fire also engulfed the nearby barracks, according to PTI sources.
Nineteen other personnel were injured in the strike in which four militants were killed.
The attack comes two years after militants had carried out a similar type of attack at Mohra in the same area. Ten security personnel were killed in the attack that took place on December 5, 2014.