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India will not be cowed down by such attacks: President says after Uri attack

India will not be cowed down by such attacks: President says after Uri attack

| | 18 Sep 2016, 05:26 pm
New Delhi, Sept 18 (IBNS): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said India will not be cowed down by attacks in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri area which left 17 jawans martyred.

"Strongly condemn outrageous terrorist attack on Army base in Uri; tributes to brave soldiers who made supreme sacrifice #PresidentMukherjee," the official Twitter page of the President posted quoting him.

"Heartfelt condolences to families of those bereaved in Uri terrorist attack; prayers for speedy recovery of injured #PresidentMukherjee," he said.

"India will not be cowed down by such attacks, we will thwart the evil designs of terrorists and their backers #PresidentMukherjee," the President said.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday witnessed one of the deadliest attacks in a decade's time when four heavily armed terrorists sneaked into the 12 Brigade Army camp in Uri sector, leaving 17 jawans killed.

The terror strike took place 100 kms from state capital Srinagar, in North Kashmir Uri town near the line of control.

Hundreds of army jawans were sleeping in tents when terrorists threw grenades and started heavy firing on tents, leaving 17 army personnel dead.

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