In what can be described as one of the biggest loss to police forces in a single incident, at least 45 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed and many others injured on Thursday in India.
The attack happened when a van packed with explosives rammed into a CRPF bus in Lethpora town, about 30km from Srinagar.
Terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the police officials
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation released a statement saying that the UAE “condemns this terrorist act, reiterating the country’s principled and unequivocal position rejecting all forms of violence and terrorism.”
The UAE stands in solidarity with the government and people of India
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“The UAE stands in solidarity with the government and people of India in their fight against violence and extremism,” the Ministry said in the statement.
The Ministry further called on the international community to unify efforts in tackling extremism and terrorism “that pose a threat to global security and stability.”
It also expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the senseless attack.