Seventeen soldiers were martyred on Sunday in a terror attack on army’s brigade headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri Town, officials said. Four terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces.
“17 soldiers killed in Uri terror attack. All four terrorists have been killed,” Army’s Northern Command said.
Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag will be visiting Kashmir to take stock of the attack, officials said.
The attack took place at around 5.30 am as the fidayeen (suicide) militants stormed the Army base and started firing indiscriminately. Six soldiers were injured who were airlifted from the border town to the Army’s base hospital in Srinagar city.
Following the news, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh cancelled his visit to Russia and the Unites States and called for a high-level meeting to discuss the situation.
The brigade headquarters is situated in Uri town of north Kashmir Baramulla district close to the Line of Control.