No: 229, 18 September 2016, Press Release Regarding the Terrorist Attack Perpetrated in Jammu and Kashmir

We have learned with sorrow that 17 Indian soldiers lost their lives and 30 others were injured as a result of a terrorist attack perpetrated today (18 September) against the Indian Army Base in Uri.

For this heinous attack, we share the sorrow of the Indian Government and people, extend our condolences to the families of soldiers who lost their lives and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

We are deeply concerned about the increasing tension and casualties occurring recently in Jammu and Kashmir and hope that the problem will be settled through dialogue and within the framework of the relevant UN resolutions.