UN says those behind Kashmir attack should be brought to justice
February 15, 2019 10:29 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The United Nations has condemned an IED blast that attacked a police convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway of India. The explosion killed at least 40 police personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force yesterday. The death toll is expected to rise.
The UN’s Secretary General, Antonio Guterres expressed his deep condolence. “We strongly condemn today’s attack in J&K’s Pulwama. We express our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives & to the people and Government of India. We wish a speedy recovery to injured & call for those behind the attack to be brought to justice,” Guterres said.
The blast occurred as a vehicle laden with explosives rammed the convoy. Soon after the blast, shots were fired at the CRPF jawans. Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack.
South Asian leaders condemn terrorism
PM Oli expresses sorrow
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to express condolence over the terrible terrorist attack in Kashmir that killed at least 40 Indian military personnel on Thursday.
Bhutan expresses solidarity
Shocked and saddened to hear of the terror attack in Kashmir. We strongly condemn this heinous attack and express solidarity with the families of victims, people and the govt of India. Hope perpetrators will be brought to justice: Bhutan foreign minister Tandi Dorji.
Maldives offers condolences
Strongly condemn the suicide terrorist attack on the convoy carrying Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir today. I extend my prayers and condolences to the bereaved families of the dead and injured: Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid.
Sri Lanka offers condolences
I strongly condemn the brutal terrorist attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama district — the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. I express my condolences to the families of police officers who lost their lives: Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Bangladesh PM offers condolences
At this sad moment, we stand by the people and the govt of India. We offer condolences to the members of the families who lost their dear ones. Our thoughts and prayers are for a speedy recovery of those who got injured: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina