- It is said to be the worst attack in a decade on a military centre
- Saddened to hear of the cowardly attack in Uri, tweeted Shah Rukh Khan
- Riteish Deshmukh, Shekhar Kapur, Esha Gupta also tweeted
Terrorists sneaked into an army camp here in Jammu and Kashmir early on Sunday and slaughtered 17 soldiers in the worst attack in a decade on a military centre in the state.
According to military officials, over two dozen soldiers were also injured in the audacious attack that left all four heavily-armed militants who barged into the camp near Uri town at 5.30 am dead after two-and-half hours gun battle.
Apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political leaders, various Bollywood celebrities have also condemned the attack on Twitter.
Saddened to hear of the cowardly attack in Uri. Prayers for the families of our martyred soldiers. & may the terrorists b punished soon!— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 18, 2016
Deepest condolences to the families of #UriAttack martyrs who laid down their lives fighting for their motherland.— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 18, 2016
Cowardly attack on uri... Prayers with all .. Another disgusting attack.. So many innocents suffer for no fault of their own— ameesha patel (@ameesha_patel) September 18, 2016
Saddened to know about the cowardly militant attack at Uri. My salute to the bravehearts martyred and condolences to the families #UriAttack— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) September 18, 2016
Deeply Saddened to hear of the cowardly attack in Uri. Prayers for the families of our martyred soldiers...— Neha sharma (@Officialneha) September 18, 2016
The nation bleeds every time a soldier loses his life! Deeply aggrieved by the loss of 17 brave lives in #UriAttack— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) September 18, 2016
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