Following the heinous terror attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has strongly condemned the deadly act.
While the terror attack is reported to have killed at least 40 people, President Solih via twitter on Thursday sent prayers and thoughts to all those affected.
I strongly condemn the deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir today killing at least 40 people. We send our thoughts and prayers to those affected. The Maldives will continue to work with India and the international community to combat terrorism in our region and the world at large.— Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (@ibusolih) February 14, 2019
President Solih went on to highlight that the Maldives will continue to work with India and the international community to combat terrorism within the region, and the world at large.
In addition to the Maldives President, the Embassy of Maldives in India also strongly condemned the act of terror.
The Embassy of #Maldives in #India strongly condemns the cowardly #PulawamaTerrorAttack in Jammu and Kashmir today. At this moment of loss, the Govt. and people of Maldives send deepest condolences to the families of martyred men. @MEAIndia— Maldives in India (@MDVinIND) February 14, 2019
According to the Times of India, this is the worst terror strike in the state since the “Uri Attack” in 2016 that killed 23 men.
While Times reported that the vehicle carrying 350 kgs of explosives had attacked one of the buses of a convoy with more than 78 vehicles travelling from Jammu towards Srinagar, the news outlet revealed that police have since identified the terrorist, native to Kakapora in Pulwama.