Nepal condemns Pathankot attack

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Kathmandu, Jan 6 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Wednesday condemned the terror attack on India’s Pathankot air base, and condoled the deaths of security personnel.

In a message to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Oli said the government of Nepal unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and holds the view that terrorism must be firmly and resolutely dealt with wherever and whenever it takes place.

Wishing early recovery of those injured, Oli expressed belief that the perpetrators of the heinous act will be brought to justice at the earliest.

In this hour of grief, Oli, on behalf of the government and people of Nepal, extended heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Modi, and through him to the bereaved families, according to a foreign ministry statement.

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Terrorists believed to be from Pakistan attacked the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab before dawn on January 2, leaving seven security personnel dead. Security forces killed six terrorists.

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