17 Indian army soldiers killed during militants attack on headquarter in Kashmir

Photo of Indian army soldiers doing rescue work after militants attack on headquarter in Kashmir.

Srinagar: Near about 17 Indian army soldiers along with four militants were killed when terrorists attacked army brigade headquarter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri district today.

According to defence official’s sources, four fidayeen (suicide) militants attacked the army headquarters of the 12 Brigade around 5:30 am.

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A senior police official said, “Four terrorists who had entered the rear base camp of an infantry battalion in Uri town were killed,” adding “search operation was continuing inside the camp”.

Near around six soldiers were also injured in the attack who were airlifted to an army hospital in Srinagar.

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The sources added, “Terrorists attacked the rear base camp of an infantry battalion and not the headquarters of 12 Brigade in Uri today (Sunday) morning which is posted on the Line of Control (LoC).”

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh have cancelled his Russia and the United States trip after militants attacked army headquarter.

Rajnath has called high-level meeting with Mufti Mehbooba on Sunday to discuss the situation is Kashmir.

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