Uri terror attack perpetrators should be severely dealt with: Sonia Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also condemned the Uri terror attack.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 18, 2016 2:04 pm
uri, uri attack, uri terror attack, sonia gandhi, rahul gandhi, 17 jawans killed, 17 soldiers killed, jawans killed, kashmir attack, kashmir terror attack Congress president Sonia Gandhi condemned the Uri terror attack in the strongest of words. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Terming the terrorist strike in Uri as a ‘deplorable affront’ on national conscience, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hoped that the perpetrators of the attack will be brought to book. She also expressed distress over the death of 17 soldiers in the attack.

“Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed shock and deep distress over the martyrdom of Indian soldiers in the dastardly terrorist attack in Uri,” the party said in a statement.

Describing the cowardly terror attack as a deplorable affront on our national conscience, Gandhi expressed the hope that the perpetrators of this dastardly attack as also the forces behind them will be severely dealt with and brought to book.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also condemned the attack. “Strongly condemn the militant attack on Army base in Uri. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the bravehearts martyred in the attack,” he said in a tweet.

In one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years, 17 jawans were killed and 19 others injured as heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in North Kashmir’s Uri town in the wee hours on Sunday. Four militants involved in the terror strike were killed by the Army. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that those behind the incident would not go unpunished.

With EWS inputs.