Russia condemns Uri attack, confirms its support to India's counter-terrorism efforts

Russia on Monday condemned the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and said it is 'concerned about the fact that, according to New Delhi, the army base was attacked from Pakistani territory'.

IANS September 19, 2016 20:33:18 IST
Russia condemns Uri attack, confirms its support to India's counter-terrorism efforts

Moscow: Russia on Monday condemned the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and said it is "concerned about the fact that, according to New Delhi, the army base was attacked from Pakistani territory".

Russia condemns Uri attack confirms its support to Indias counterterrorism efforts

The army camp in Uri where the attack happened. PTI

In a statement, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the "criminal act" should be investigated properly and that "its organisers and perpetrators be held accountable".

"We strongly condemn the terrorist attack against an army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri in the early hours of 18 September, which killed 17 and injured 30 service personnel. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a rapid recovery to all those injured," the statement said, according to the Russian Embassy in Delhi.

"Regarding the Pathankot Indian air base attack in January 2016, we are very concerned about the terrorist attacks near the Line of Control. We are also concerned about the fact that, according to New Delhi, the army base near Uri was attacked from Pakistani territory.

"We believe that this criminal act will be investigated properly, and that its organisers and perpetrators will be held accountable.

"We confirm our continued support for the Indian government's counter-terrorism efforts," it said.

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