Militants storm Army battalion headquarters in Uri, heavy gunfire reported

Srinagar: Militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Army at Uri, 102 kms from Srinagar, in the wee hours on Sunday, with explosions and heavy gunfire heard at the spot.

Though it was not immediately known if there was any casualty, sources said that some army men suffered burn injuries.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The attack began at around 0400 hours and the number of militants was believed to be three.

Immediately after the militants entered the camp, explosions and exchange of heavy fire were heard from inside, official sources said.

Initially, the attack was understood to be at the Brigade Headquarters but sources in the Army said it was at the rear formation of a battalion that was deployed at the Line of Control (LoC).

Helicopters were pressed into service to deploy Special Forces of the Army and to evacuate the injured.

The injured army men have been rushed to Army base hospital in Srinagar, the sources said.

Updated Date: Sep 18, 2016 08:54 AM

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