Uri terror attack: PM Narendra Modi assures action against culprits

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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned the cowardly terror attack carried out by 4 militants on Uri Army base in Baramulla District in Jammu and Kashmir. He assured action against the culprits of the "despicable" strike.

Saluting soldiers who lost their lives in the tragic incident he said that their services will always be remembered.

"We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished," Modi tweeted on the strike which martyred nothing less than 17 soldiers and injured nearly 30.

He also spoke to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the incident. The former will be meeting injured soldiers in Uri.

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# Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned terrorist strike on Uri Army base, promised strict action against the culprits.

# Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Manohar Parrikar kept a close eye on the incident.

# Manohar Parrikar is scheduled to visit Kashmir and meet the 30 soldiers injured in the attack.

# Heavily armed terrorists attacked Army headquarters at around 4:00am. All four terrorists were killed after 8-hour-long gun battle.