As many as 17 soldiers were killed in the attack on an Army brigade headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri.(ANI Photo)
As many as 17 soldiers were killed in the attack on an Army brigade headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri.(ANI Photo)

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the Uri attack

An Indian Army brigade headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri was attacked by armed militants on Sunday. Four militants were confirmed killed after the hours-long battle, which also claimed the lives of 17 soldiers.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2016 07:26 PM IST

An Indian Army brigade headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri was attacked by armed militants on Sunday. Four militants were confirmed killed after the hours-long battle, which also claimed the lives of 17 soldiers — making it the most deadly attack in the northern region of the state in recent years.

Though the nationality of the assailants was yet to be confirmed, many were quick to point fingers at Pakistan on Twitter, also calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take retaliatory action. Others attempted to justify the attack as a reaction to alleged rights violations in Kashmir and the PM’s overtures about Balochistan.

From the other side of the border, some Pakistanis justified the attack as a reaction to India’s attempts to quell protests in Kashmir.

The timing of the attack — when India planned to raise the issue of state sponsorship of terrorism at the United Nations — was also called into question.

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