New Delhi: A website run by the terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed that the Uri attack that led to killing of 18 Indian army soldiers on Sunday was carried out by the “home-grown Kashmiri mujahideens” in retaliation to the ongoing oppression by the Indian army.

The Jaish website on Wednesday posted a message saying they did not carry out the attack but insisted that the terrorists belonged to Kashmir and that Modi govt was blaming Pakistan without any evidence.

JeM, on its website, on Wednesday said: “The attacks were carried out by home-grown Kashmiri mujahideens in retaliation to the ongoing oppressions by the Indian Army…Modi government is upset with its failure in Kashmir and is now blaming Pakistan for the attacks without any evidence.”

The website said soldiers who target Kashmiris were running for cover when the Uri attack happened.

“Soldiers who target unarmed Kashmiris were running for cover that day. Though 13,000 soldiers were present at the Army camp in Uri, they had to call paratroopers from Baramulla to save the Indian soldiers,” the website said.

Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen Ranbir Singh had earlier told media that the militants belonged to JeM.

But the website has clearly denied the claim made by the India army.

Four terrorists sneaked into the army base in Jammu and Kashmir’ s Uri near Line of Control (LoC) early morning on Sunday. They threw grenades and started firing indiscriminately, which resulted in the death of seveteen soldiers.