Terming the militant strike in Uri as a "deplorable affront" on national conscience, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hoped that the perpetrators of the attack will be brought to book. She also expressed distress over the death of 17 soldiers in the attack. "Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed shock and deep distress over the killing of Indian soldiers in the dastardly militant attack in Uri," the party said in a statement.
Describing the "cowardly attack as a deplorable affront on our national conscience, Gandhi expressed the hope that the perpetrators of this dastardly attack as also the forces behind them will be severely dealt with and brought to book," the statement said.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also condemned the attack. "Strongly condemn the militant attack on Army base in Uri. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the bravehearts killed in the attack," he said in a tweet.