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Modi vows to punish Uri plotters

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Modi addressing at the 40th AGM of USIBC, in Washington DC, USA (File)

Army recover some articles with “Pakistan markings” from the slain terrorists. Indian army officials said the killed militants belonged to the Jaish-e-Mohammed….reports Asian Lite News

Modi addressing at the 40th AGM of USIBC, in Washington DC, USA (File)
Modi addressing at the 40th AGM of USIBC, in Washington DC, USA (File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned the killing of 17 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and said those responsible for it will not go unpunished. “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.

“We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families,” he said.

Modi said he had talked to both Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Jaish Militants

The Army said the four terrorists killed after they slaughtered 17 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir were foreigners and belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit.

The Director General Military Operations (DGMO), Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, told reporters that the army had recovered some articles with “Pakistan markings” from the slain terrorists.

“They were all foreigners and belonged to the Jaish-e-Mohammed,” Gen Ranbir Singh said.

Jaish-e-Mohammed was also blamed for the January attack on an Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

The DGMO said he spoke to his Pakistani counterpart and expressed concern over the Uri attack, one of the deadliest in Jammu and Kashmir in nearly three decades of insurgency.

Ranbir Singh said four AK-47 rifles and four under barrel grenade launchers and some other ammunition was recovered after the early morning attack.

He said 14 of the 17 deaths occurred due to a fire after militants hurled grenades at temporary structures.

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