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Uri attack aimed at triggering fresh violence, creating war-like situation: Mehbooba Mufti
Sunday September 18, 2016 5:31 PM, Agencies

Srinagar/New Delhi: Condemning the terror attack on an Army camp in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday the attack is aimed at "triggering fresh violence and creating a war-like situation" in the region.

"Jammu and Kashmir has always been the worst victim of Indo-Pak hostility and its people have been paying a colossal price for same over six decaded", she said.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi while stressing that those behind the Uri Army camp attack will not go unpunished, saluted the soldiers who were martyred 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.

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.

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