Pakistan-occupied Kashmir-based chief of the United Jehad Council (UJC) Syed Salahuddin described the deadly Uri attack as ‘writing on the wall that military power cannot suppress our resolve’.
Paying tributes to six militants killed in the Uri attack on Friday, Salahuddin, who heads a conglomerate of 13 militant groups operating inside Jammu and Kashmir, said in an e-mailed statement, “The recent attacks on forces have proved that militants love their mission more than their lives.”
The deadliest assault by the militants was on the army’s artillery base in Uri that lasted for more than six hours.
Salahuddin has also backed the separatists’ call to observe a shutdown on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kashmir poll rally on Monday.
“This will give the message to the world that people are striving for their birthright and will continue to tread the resistance path,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lt Gen Subrata Saha, general officer commanding of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps, on Sunday said that the militants who attacked the Uri were highly trained.
“These terrorists were highly trained like Special Forces to carry out the attacks. The kind of ammunition they were carrying shows they were in for a big haul,” Saha said.
Trooper injured in Kashmir blast
Srinagar: A paramilitary trooper was injured in a grenade blast while the house of a National Conference leader was attacked with a petrol bomb in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
Guerrillas hurled a grenade at a higher secondary school, injuring constable RK Rajak of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), a police official said.