UAE, Qatar strongly condemn terror attack on Indian army base

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GCC Countries like UAE and Qatar have condemned the terrorist attack on an Indian military base in Uri district in Kashmir on Sunday, in which 17 soldiers were killed and 35 injured.

UAE expresses solidarity with India

In a statement on Sunday the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation renewed the country’s firm stand against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

The ministry also expressed the UAE’s solidarity with India and support to all actions it may take to confront and eradicate terrorism.

The UAE offered the deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, as well as the government and people of India, and wished a speedy recovery to all the injured.

Qatar condemns “criminal attack”

In a statement issued yesterday, Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the country’s condemnation of such criminal acts which aim to undermine security and stability, reiterating Qatar’s stance rejecting violence and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

The statement also expressed condolences to the families of victims and India’s government and people, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Other countries condemn the attack

A number of other countries from around the world, including USA and Russia have also condemned the attack.

“We strongly condemn the terror attack in Uri, J&K. Our thoughts are with the families of the brave soldiers who lost their lives #UriAttack,” US Ambassador to India Richard Verma tweeted. Separately, the US State Department issued a statement in Washington strongly condemning the attack.

“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack on an Indian military base situated beside the town of Uri in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, which was carried out in the early hours of September 18. Seventeen servicemen were killed and 30 others were injured,” Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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“We express deep condolences to the families and relatives of the people killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” the statement added.

– Neha Joshi / NRICafe.com

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