Japan, Germany condemn Uri terror attack

New Delhi, Sep 20: Japan and Germany on Tuesday joined the international community in condemning Sunday's cross-border terror attack from Pakistan on an army base at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers.

"The government of Japan strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the Indian base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, and extends its sincere condolences," Tokyo said in a statement,according to a tweet by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

"Japan condemns terrorism in all forms regardless of its purposes and strongly reiterates that no act of terrorism can be justified," it said.

"Japan expresses its solidarity with India in its fight against terrorism."

In its statement, Germany said that it stood "firmly on the side of India in the fight against terrorism".

"Every country has the responsibility to take decisive action against terrorism, which emanates from its own territory," it stated.

India has blamed the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad for the attack in Uri.