Uri attack: 17 soldiers, 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir

Seventeen soldiers and four militants were killed on Sunday during an attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri town.

FP Staff September 18, 2016 18:30:01 IST
Uri attack: 17 soldiers, 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir
Uri attack 17 soldiers 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir

Seventeen soldiers and four militants were killed on Sunday during an attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri town. In this photo, smoke rises from the Army Brigade camp in Uri. PTI

Uri attack 17 soldiers 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir

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

Uri attack 17 soldiers 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir

ANI reports that Foreign terrorists were behind the Uri terrorist attack. Initial reports indicate role of Jaish-e-Mohammed in the attack. PTI

Uri attack 17 soldiers 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir

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

Uri attack 17 soldiers 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir

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). PTI

Uri attack 17 soldiers 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir

Rajnath Singh reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the terror attack. Expressing deep disappointment with Pakistan’s 'continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups', Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a series of tweets said, "Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such." PTI

Uri attack 17 soldiers 4 militants killed in attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir

Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt General Ranbir Singh said while addressing the media that, "Since terrorists had some items which had Pak marking on that, I've spoken to Pak DGMO on same raising concern."

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