Uri attack: Twitterati condemn the terror strike on Kashmir Army camp

On Sunday, terror struck an Army camp in north Kashmir's Uri town when militants stormed a battalion headquarters in the wee hours of the morning, killing 17 soldiers.

Four militants were killed in the shootout with the Indian Army which lasted a few hours.

Sources in intelligence agencies said that Jaish-e-Mohammad was identified as the perpetrator of the Uri attack after a representative of the terror outfit called up a local journalist in Kashmir to claim responsibility.

This was one of the deadliest on an army base in Kashmir since militant attacks began in 1989.

Many took to Twitter to express their grief over the attack.

In an apparent reference to Pakistan, President Pranab Mukherjee stated that Indian Security forces will thwart the evil designs of terrorists and their backers. He also condemned the attack and the loss of lives of the soldiers in Uri.

Strongly denouncing the attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted the soldiers who were martyred and said their service to the nation will always be remembered.

US Ambassador to India Richard Verma too responded to the attack.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too condemned the attack while his mother Sonia Gandhi expressed hope that the perpetrators of the attack will be brought to justice.

Textile Minister Smriti Irani termed the attack as 'mindless' and extended condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the attack was inhuman and cowardly.

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray also reacted to the cowardly attack.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Ramdev said that it's time to destroy all Pakistan-organised terror camps

Various Bollywood actors and Indian cricketers prayed for the jawans.

Shahrukh Khan

Ritesh Deshmukh

Anupam Kher

Shekhar Kapur

Akshay Kumar

Virat Kohli

Irfan Pathan

Mohammad Taqi

Congress leaders hit out at BJP for their inaction against Pakistan. Priyanka Chaturvedi pointed out past incidences of attacks in Kashmir and the promises made by BJP leaders to curb terrorism.

Shaina NC

Dharmendra Pradhan

Vijay Kumar Singh

Harsha Bhogle

Sachin Pilot

Brahumdagh Bugti, founder and leader of Baloch Republican Party, blamed Pakistan for the attack and said that the country is exporting terrorism.

Milind Deora

Updated Date: Sep 19, 2016 14:42 PM

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