US Condemns Uri Attack, Will Assist In Combating Terrorism

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Washington:  The US is committed to build a “strong partnership” with India to combat terrorism, the White House said on Sunday as it condemned the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town that killed 17 soldiers.

“The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on an Indian Army base in Kashmir during the early morning of September 18,” the State Department Spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
“We extend our condolences to the victims and their families,” he said.

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“The United States is committed to our strong partnership with the Indian government to combat terrorism,” Kirby added.

The US statement comes in the aftermath of the terror attack at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town that killed 17 army soldiers and wounded 19 others, many of them critically.

Four heavily armed terrorists were also killed in the ensuing encounter.

Though Pakistan Foreign Minister has retorted with a reply stating that India is trying to distract the world with baseless allegations that this attack had been plotted by Pakistan.
PTI

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