Sonia Gandhi: Uri attack a deplorable affront on national conscience

New Delhi: On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi termed the terrorist attack in Uri as a “deplorable affront” on national conscience. Sonia Gandhi hoped that the perpetrators of the attack will be brought to book.

She condemned the cowardly attack and also expressed distress over the death of 17 soldiers in the attack.


In a statement, the party said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed shock and deep distress over the martyrdom of Indian soldiers in the dastardly terrorist attack in Uri.

Describing the cowardly terror attack as a deplorable affront on our national conscience, Gandhi expressed the hope that the perpetrators of this dastardly attack as also the forces behind them will be severely dealt with and brought to book.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also condemned the attack. He tweeted that Strongly condemn the militant attack on Army base in Uri. My heart felt condolences to the families of the brave hearts martyred in the attack.

It is one of the deadliest attacks on the Army camp in recent years, 17 jawans were killed and 19 others injured as heavily armed militants with grenade stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in Uri town in North Kashmir in early hours in the morning today.

4 militants involved in the terror attack were killed by the Army.