Initial Reports Indicate Role Of JeM, Terrorist Items Had Pakistan Markings: Army On Uri Attack

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9:48 pm 18 Sep, 2016

Army said that Uri attack, in which at least 17 soldiers were killed and 20 others injured, was carried out by terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad tanzeem.

“Some the terrorists had some items with Pakistani markings, I have spoken spoke to Pakistan DGMO and conveyed our serious concerns on the same,” Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said in a statement to the media on Sunday.

DGMO added that they recovered 4 AK 47 rifles, 4 Under Barrel Grenade Launchers and other war like stores from the four slain terrorists.

Soldiers guard the army base which was attacked by militants in Uri, west of Srinagar, on Sunday. AP

Soldiers guard the army base which was attacked by militants in Uri, west of Srinagar, on Sunday.
AP

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had called an emergency meeting to study the situation and said that he was deeply disappointed with Pakistan’s continued support to terrorist groups.

Former Home Secretary RK Singh said that such attacks are planned by ISI and Pakistan Army.

He said,”IF you term it a terror attack then you are misleading yourself. These attacks are planned by ISI and Pakistan Army. Only way to handle these attacks is to hit back.”

Sitaram Yechury also targeted the neighbour country and said,”Pakistan must refrain from indulging in cross border terrorism. It should be taken up seriously.”

Recounting the sequence of events, Lt Gen Singh said that four heavily armed terrorists had opened fire on an administrative base of the Army at Uri in Kashmir at approximately 05:30 hrs in the morning and the operation continued till around 08:30.

He added,”The terrorists fired incendiary ammunition along with automatic fire of small arms that led to Army tents/ temporary shelters catching fire.”

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