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.
Here's what the celebrities tweeted:
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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