New York

18 September 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack on Indian Army base in Uri

The Secretary-General condemns today''''s militant attack in Uri, India-administered Jammu and Kashmir. He expresses his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives and to the Government of India. 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.

The United Nations is following developments closely and shares the concerns of people living in the region for peace. The Secretary-General hopes that all involved will prioritize the re-establishment of stability and prevent any further loss of life.

The Secretary-General encourages all stakeholders to meet their respective responsibilities to maintain peace and stability.