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Those behind Uri terror attack won’t go unpunished, says PM Modi

Condemning the “cowardly” terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that those behind the “despicable” strike won’t go unpunished.

UriTerrorAttack Updated: Sep 18, 2016 14:57 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Reuters)

Condemning the “cowardly” terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that those behind the “despicable” strike won’t go unpunished.

He saluted the soldiers who were martyred in the attack and said their service to the nation will always be remembered.

“We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” Modi tweeted on the incident in which 17 soldiers were killed and 19 injured.

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He said he has spoken to home minister Rajnath Singh and defence minister Manohar Parrikar on the situation in the wake of the terror attack.

Parrikar is on his way to Kashmir to take stock of the situation.

Heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Army in North Kashmir’s Uri town in the wee hours today, killing 17 jawans and injuring 19 other personnel in the terror strike in which four ultras were neutralised.

Deadliest attacks on security forces
  • May 22, 2016
    Casualty: Six soldiers of 29 Assam Rifles
    Location: Chandel district in Manipur

  • January 2, 2016
    Casualty: Seven security personnel and four attackers killed
    Location: Pathankot Air Force Station

  • June 4, 2015
    Casualty: 17 armymen killed and at least 16 injured
    Location: Army convoy ambushed in Manipur’s Chandel district

  • December 5, 2014
    Casualty: Eight army and three police personnel; eight militants; and two civilians
    Location: Separate attacks in Uri, Ahmadnagar, Shopian and Pulwama

  • June 24, 2013
    Casualty: 10 armymen
    Location: Hyderpora, outskirts of Srinagar

  • July 19, 2008
    Casualty: 10 armymen
    Location: IED blast at Narbal Crossing, outskirts of Srinagar

  • June 24, 2005
    Casualty: Nine soldiers killed, and 21 others injuried
    Location: Rashtriya Rifles convoy targeted along the Dal Lake, Srinagar

  • May 23, 2004
    Casualty: At least 30 people, including 19 BSF personnel, killed
    Location: IED explosion at Lower Munda, near Qazigund, on the Srinagar-Jammu highway

  • June 28, 2003
    Casualty: 12 soldiers killed
    Location: Suicide attack on army installation at the Dogra Regiment camp in Sunjwan, on the outskirts of Jammu city

  • May 14, 2002
    Casualty: 34 people, including 22 army men, killed
    Location: Militants attacked a bus and stormed an army camp at Kaluchak, about 10 km from Jammu

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