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Uri attack was a cowardly act, deserves strongest condemnation: US Senator Tom Cotton

Uri attack: In the wee hours of Sunday, terrorists attacked the Army base of Uri. After a prolonged gunfight and explosions, 18 soldiers of the Army lost their lives while others were rendered injured.

By: | Updated: September 21, 2016 8:17 AM
tom-reu-L The pre-dawn terrorist attack on Indian troops while they slept was a cowardly act, one that deserves the strongest condemnation, said Cotton. (Reuters)

What is being termed as the biggest attack on the Indian Army, four heavily armed militants sneaked their way in the Army base of north Kashmir’s Uri district killing 18 soldiers and injuring over 19 others. Condemning these attacks, US Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas today while terming it as “cowardly act” said that such an attack deserves strongest condemnation.

In a statement shared by Cotton on his Twitter, he said, “The pre-dawn terrorist attack on Indian troops while they slept was a cowardly act, one that deserves the strongest condemnation. I extend my condolences to the Indian government and to the families of the fallen. The United States and India share a vital interest in defending our democracies from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Both our nations must commit fully to deepening our security partnership so that radical jihadists are defeated and stability in the region is maintained.”

In the wee hours of Sunday, terrorists attacked the Army base of Uri. After a prolonged gunfight and explosions, 18 soldiers of the Army lost their lives while others were rendered injured. While Pakistan is being nailed for this attack, an initial probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) suggests that it is too early to conclude the association the terrorists to any specific group.

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