Uri attack: Rajnath postpones US, Russia visit, calls emergency meet

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New Delhi, Sep 18, 2016: In the wake to review the situation of unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday 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 called for a high-level meeting on Sunday to discuss the situation is Kashmir.

Rajnath Singh said in a series of tweets:

Two soldiers and four militants were killed after terrorists attacked an army administrative base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town on Sunday morning, said defence sources.

The sources said the six injured soldiers were airlifted from the border town to the army’s base hospital in Srinagar city as heavy firing continued inside the camp which was attacked around 5.30 a.m. by fidayeen (suicide) militants.

In an effort to discuss India’s campaign against terrorism along with Islamic State activities and the role of neighbouring Pakistan in fomenting trouble in Jammu and Kashmir, the Home Minister was scheduled to visit Russia and the US for a five-day tour beginning on Sunday.

Read More: 2 soldiers, 4 militants killed in J&K’s Uri attack

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