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Uri attack: Pakistan a terrorist state, should be identified and isolated, says Rajnath Singh

Attacking Pakistan over this, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that he is disappointed with Pakistan’s continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups.

By: | Updated: September 18, 2016 2:50 PM
Rajnath Singh, Rajnath Singh SAARC, Rajnath Singh speech blackout, Rajnath Singh Pakistan I am deeply disappointed with Pakistan’s continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups, tweeted Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

In a prolonged gunfight between security forces and militants in North Kashmir’s Uri district, 17 army jawans were killed while four terrorists were neutralised today. Nineteen personnel have also been injured during the attack. In the wee hours  of Sunday, four fidayeens attacked the rear base of an infantry regiment in Uri. Attacking Pakistan over this, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that he is disappointed with Pakistan’s continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups.

Singh, while condemning the attack that caused the death of 17 jawans, tweeted, “Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such. I am deeply disappointed with Pakistan’s continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups.” He further added that those who attacked Uri, were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped.

Soon after the attack took place, Singh called for a high-level meet at his residence today. The meeting was attended by Home Secretary, Defence Secretary, DGMO, DG CRPF, RAW chief and special director of Intelligence Bureau along with NSA Ajit Doval.

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Moreover, Senior intelligence officials in Srinagar told The Indian Express that besides infiltration inputs for the Uri sector sent by them on September 12 and 13, a specific detailed intelligence alert had been generated by them on September 15 September about a possible Fidayeen attack in the area.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too condemned the attacks and said those who carried it out, will not go unpunished. PM Modi in a series of tweets condemned the attack and wrote, “Have spoken to HM & RM on the situation. RM will go to J&K himself to take stock of the situation. We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.”

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