UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemns Uri attack

| Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:59
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemns Uri attack

New Delhi: Post the deadly terror attack on Indian army base in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned the militant attack and voiced his hope that "the perpetrators of this crime will be identified and brought to justice".

In a statement issued by the spokesperson for Secretary-General of the United Nations on attack on India army base in Uri, Moon condemned the militant attack in Uri, India administered Jammu and Kashmir.

He exposed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives and to the Government of India and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. The Secretary-General hoped that the perpetrators of this crime will be identified and brought to justice.

The United Nation is following developments closely and shares the concerns of people living in the region for peace. The Secretary-General also hoped that all involved will prioritise the re-establishment of stability and prevent any further loss of life.

The Secretary-General encouraged all stakeholders to meet their respective responsibilities to maintain peace and stability

On Sunday, terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit attacked an army camp near a brigade headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir. It was seen as the worst attack on any military base in the state in a decade.

According to the latest reports, the death toll of army personnel has reached 17.

Soon after the attack, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited Srinagar and was briefed by the army about the ground situation. According to reports, Parrikar gave the army a 3-point target to react against the ones who were responsible for the attack.

It is also expected that Defence Minister will brief Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the breaking developments post the Uri attack. 

(With inputs from IANS)

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