19 soldiers martyr, 4 militants killed in J&K’s Uri attack

Srinagar, Sep 18, 2016: The number of souls who died in Uri terror attack has increased to nineteen. 19 Indian souls have been the victim of Uri attack. Four militants were killed after terrorists attacked an army administrative base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town on Sunday morning, said defence sources.

Majhi, 30, a gunner with Army’s elite counter-insurgency unit 34 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion since 2008, know that his body would arrive at his native village Danajhola in Komna block of Nuapara district.

According to the officials, the gunfight has stopped and now search operations were on to scour the area for more possible militants.

The attack took place at around 5.30 a.m. when fidayeen (suicide) militants attacked the rear base camp of an infantry battalion in the border town.

Colonel S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the army’s Udhampur headquartered Northern Command told media, “Four terrorists who had entered the rear base camp of the infantry battalion were killed.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag are slated to arrive in Srinagar on Sunday evening, the officials added.

The attack left over two dozen soldiers injured who were airlifted to Srinagar to an army hospital.

In New Delhi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh postponed his visit to the US and Russia and asked officials to closely monitor the situation in the state after the terror attack in Uri earlier in the day.

He has also called for a high-level meeting on Sunday to discuss the situation is Kashmir.

Wefornews Bureau

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