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17 Soldiers killed in Uri attack: PM Modi warns of strict action, Rajnath calls Pakistan a 'terror state'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 September 2016, 20:15 IST

Strongly Condemning the terror attack in Uri, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 18 September lashed out at Pakistan branding it as a 'terrorist state', adding that he was extremely disappointed by Islamabad's continued support to terrorism and terrorist groups.

Rajnath, who chaired a high-level meeting at his residence over the terror attack, stated that he has apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the deliberations of the security review meeting this afternoon.

Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured, Rajnath expressed his condolences to the families of the slain soldiers, assuring that those behind the terror incident would be brought to justice.

Branding Pakistan as a 'terrorist state' and stating that it should be identified and isolated as such, the Home Minister added that there are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped.

Also read: PM Modi condemns Uri attack, says those responsible will be punished

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Photo: PTI

Earlier in the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed it as a cowardly attack and asserted that those who were behind the despicable attack will not go unpunished.

The Uri attack took place during early hours of 18 September in which 17 Army jawans were killed and four terrorists were neutralised in the encounter.

The officials also recovered four AK 47 rifles, four Under Barrel Grenade Launchers and other war like stores from the four slain terrorists.

--With Agency inputs

First published: 18 September 2016, 20:15 IST
 
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