J&K Deputy Chief Minister Blames Pakistan for Uri Attack

, 4:29 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today slammed Pakistan over the terror attack on an army camp in Uri and said the neighbouring country was working only on disturbing the state.

Asked how terrorists could infiltrate India and carry out the attack, Mr Singh said: “The border is long.”

The minister also blamed the “situation during monsoons”.

“It is a proxy war. A country that is Pakistan is focusing on how to disturb Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

Mr Singh said that it was a “fidayeen” attack.

Heavily-armed militants attacked the army camp at Uri early in the morning, killing 17 soldiers and wounding at least 30 others. Security forces shot all four terrorists dead and launched a mop-up operation.