UN Chief Condemns Militant Attack in Jammu and Kashmir

New York, – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemns the militant attack in Uri, India-administered Jammu and Kashmir.

UN Chief expressed deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives and to the Government of India, UN news center reported.

“He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. The Secretary-General hopes that the perpetrators of this crime will be identified and brought to justice,” said Ban in a statement issued this evening by his spokesperson on the attack, which, according to media reports, left more than 15 soldiers dead and injured dozens of others.

The UN has long maintained an institutional presence in the contested area between India and Pakistan.

According to the Security Council mandate given in resolution 307 of 1971, the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) observes and reports on ceasefire violations along and across the Line of Control and the working boundary between the South Asian neighbours in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as reports developments that could lead to ceasefire violations.

Source: Qatar News Agency